Augusta Palmer and Anthony DeCurtis on Robert Palmer

June 5, 2011

Robert Palmer was a music critic and musician. Yoko Ono said she, Palmer and John Lennon "touched each other's spirit." Palmer's fellow critic, Anthony DeCurtis, has edited a new book called "Blues and Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer." Palmer's daughter, Augusta Palmer, recently made a documentary about her father called "The Hand of Fatima." In a rare joint interview, DeCurtis and Palmer talk with Steve Paulson about Robert Palmer and his work.

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Bravo Augusta! Your Dad would have been proud.

A fine balanced, vivid segment! Ik new Robert Palmer in Morocco. Despite his openness and "Good To Go"
as you say, approach to life and music, he was an intensely private man. I felt he had many secrets and hence suffered in silence. Speaking out, blowing the Clarinet, the music was the only portal he could pass through. And that is what Jajouka did for all of us who went up to the mountains,
drugs or no drugs. We went back and forth across a liminal line; time was a membrane: one lay down with a "resting pulse" but never fully slept only to rise again and the music plaed on and on! Thank you for returning me there, and here's to Brion Gysin who arranged for and accompanied Bov's visits. Nancy Ryan

Bravo Augusta! Your Dad would have been proud.

A fine balanced, vivid segment! Ik new Robert Palmer in Morocco. Despite his openness and "Good To Go"
as you say, approach to life and music, he was an intensely private man. I felt he had many secrets and hence suffered in silence. Speaking out, blowing the Clarinet, the music was the only portal he could pass through. And that is what Jajouka did for all of us who went up to the mountains,
drugs or no drugs. We went back and forth across a liminal line; time was a membrane: one lay down with a "resting pulse" but never fully slept only to rise again and the music plaed on and on! Thank you for returning me there, and here's to Brion Gysin who arranged for and accompanied Bov's visits. Nancy Ryan