Monthly Archives: July 2009

  1. For The Benefit of Mr. Williams

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    July 31, 2009 by A.C. Rhodes

    Paul Williams’ benefit at San Francisco’s Red Devil Lounge last month did not disappoint in either attendance or musical performance. …
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  2. Where it all began…

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    July 29, 2009 by sw00ds

    The Little Sandy Review and the Birth of Rock Criticism by David Lightbourne in The New Vulgate (“articles of social, …
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  3. More Bangs on YouTube

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    July 29, 2009 by sw00ds

    Lester Bangs, Killed by Technology Lester Bangs on musical miscegenation

  4. YouTube: Lillian Roxon, 1973

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    July 28, 2009 by sw00ds

    Beyond fantastic that this exists. Thank you world.

  5. Meme of the Day: Readers – Who Needs ‘em?

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    July 24, 2009 by sw00ds

    “I had two kinds of letters that were very encouraging. The first kind of letter was from sixty-year-old housewives saying: …
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  6. Ben Fong Torres Does “SF Live,” Part II

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    July 22, 2009 by A.C. Rhodes

    In the second half of the interview with “SF Live,” Fong Torres discusses his connection to Dick Clark, memorable interviews …
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  7. Ben Fong Torres Does “SF Live,” Part I

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    July 22, 2009 by A.C. Rhodes

    Just when they pull him out, he gets posted in again. Ben Fong Torres, whose previous YouTube links have been …
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  8. Wither “Rock ‘n’ Roll” Criticism?

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    July 17, 2009 by sw00ds

    So, there’s stuff all over the place about the death of rock criticism — clearly, one of the things that …
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  9. Drowned in Sound Mourns the Death of Music Criticism So We Don’t Have to

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    July 17, 2009 by sw00ds

    Drowned in Sound have been posting pieces all week about the death of music criticism, featuring such provocative titles as: …
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  10. Meme of the Day: We Gotta Get Out of This Place

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    July 16, 2009 by sw00ds

    “By the mid-’80s, my rock-crit colleagues were most agog over bands like R.E.M. and U2, whom I could appreciate but …
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