Now I understand perfectly what he posted on July 21st, which was the day before he was fired:
Does the music cure? No, but it provides energy. Faced to a combination of ire, frustration, sadness, indignation and other explosive feelings, we come back to music. Many names: Ray Bryant, Puppini Sisters, Bar Kays, King Curtis, the Capitols, Human Beinz, the Beach Boys, Spencer Davis Group, Sam the Sham, Al Green, Brigitte Bardot, Black Stroke, Link Wray, the Sonics and Laibach! Don't stop the music, even if it is without words.And these were his final words during the last "El Ambigú" show, broadcasted yesterday, July 28th 2010:
Today "El Ambigú" keeps on sounding, or whatever it is what is broadcasted now, although I was fired last July 22nd. How is this possible? Mysteryes of Radio Nacional.
I am shocked to say the least. This guy is possibly the most respected music critic in Spain, and his radio show was one of the very few remaining ones where you could listen all kinds of good music, new & old, without prejudices. I have listened many times his shows, and his signature in any article dealing with music was a guarantee of interest. Everytime I saw one of his pieces, be it in newspapers like El País or in specialized music magazines like Rockdelux, it was the first thing I was reading. Hopefully he will continue contributing in these publications, and maybe also in another radio with more respect to its public.
Shame on the current responsibles of Radio 3, which was once a reference of quality music. The current management is killing this radio, which was in my young years THE place to listen independent, creative music without interference or pressures from record companies (or at least, without the classic payola of other radio formulas).
This is possibly the worst hint avant summer: let the Lady Gagas of the world rule, and the listeners become sheeps without criteria.
Further information, in Spanish, here.