Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Spector is Haunting

At the risk of seeming insensitive to the tragedy of Lana Clarkson, Phil Spector's conviction yesterday reminded me of a story I heard Danny Baker tell on the radio about evidence in a case involving dispute about royalties that took place about a decade ago.

Mr. Justice Cocklecarrot presided, Mr. Tinklebury Snapdriver was for the defence, Mr. Graham Gooseboote for the prosecution.

Mr. Gooseboote: Is it correct Mr Spector that in the early 1960's your precocious musical talents earned you the sobriquet "the boy genius"?
Mr. Spector: That is true. I am still a genius.
Mr. Gooseboote: Indeed.
Mr. Spector: And I remind you I am speaking under oath.

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