guttural as in gut

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Feb 26 13:31:26 UTC 2008

Dude, he musta meant gutular.


Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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Subject: guttural as in gut

In Rolling Stone, Feb. 21, 2008, p. 62, col.4; in article "The Last Record
Man" (begins on p. 58) by Rich Cohen, about Clive Davis, who has been
producing records for 40 years. Quoting Cohen, then commenting on the quote:

"I was totally unprepared for the Haight-Ashbury population [at the Monterey
Pop Festival]. ... Joplin was mesmerizing, like a white tornado. I had never
seen anything like that, and so literally the cliche of feeling tingles go
up and down your spine, and looking at the people, I said, 'I have to do
... In other words, Clive's epiphany wasn't chemical -- it was guttural:
He saw the play in Janis Joplin as he saw the play in Goddard Lieberson.

Mark Mandel

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