Is it okay to build a platform?

If that isn’t the answer, what is?

News of Phil Spector’s death has been all over the news. You can read his obituary in The Times (paywall). I was particularly struck by

The only affirmation worth receiving

I was with somebody who once forlornly, maybe wistfully, perhaps covetously, noted that in the room we were in, ‘all these guys seem to know