Monthly Archives: November 2009

  1. Remembering Paul Nelson

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    November 30, 2009 by sw00ds

    “Author Jonathan Lethem has created a fictionalized Paul Nelson character in his new book Chronic City. And writer Kevin Avery …
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  2. Steven Ward’s bookshelf

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    November 30, 2009 by sw00ds

    Rockcritics.com contributing editor, Steven Ward, chatted with me recently about a few of his favourite music books, including: Kurt Loder’s …
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  3. Wordles wobble but they don’t fall down

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    November 27, 2009 by sw00ds

    I am suddenly and irrationally obsessed with “wordles.” See the post below (from Nov. 11) called “Architectonic.” Now see the …
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  4. Favourite Music Reads of the ’00s: #19 (Imprisonment)

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    November 27, 2009 by sw00ds

    “There are two things to say about him. He was a musical genius; and he was an abused child. By …
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  5. Favourite Music Reads of the ’00s: #18 (Jerkin’ Knee)

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    November 27, 2009 by sw00ds

    “The jerk of the knee always short-circuits critical engagement. I detest cabaret and Broadway nearly as much as Marsh does; …
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  6. Favourite Music Reads of the ’00s: #17 (Anti-youknowwhatists)

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    November 27, 2009 by sw00ds

    “My problem [with the word 'rockism'] is more personal: I can’t tell if I’m a rockist or not, or whether …
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  7. Favourite Music Reads of the ’00s: #16 (The ‘R’ Word)

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    November 27, 2009 by sw00ds

    “Rockism isn’t unrelated to older, more familiar prejudices – that’s part of why it’s so powerful, and so worth arguing …
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  8. Favourite Music Reads of the ’00s: #15 (Godspeed & Weed)

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    November 27, 2009 by sw00ds

    “I quit smoking cigarettes recently and I’ve been making do with Gummi Bears, the patch, and tons of righteous weed. …
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  9. Question of the Decade

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    November 25, 2009 by sw00ds

    Is anyone else already as sick of decade-end lists as I am? Everyday on Twitter and elsewhere I bump into …
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  10. Favourite Music Reads of the ’00s #14 (15 Minutes)

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    November 23, 2009 by sw00ds

    But at the far edge of the rap universe in the Black neighborhoods of Long Island, Chuck D, then a …
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