Category Archives: Links

  1. In Defense of Schlock

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    May 27, 2014 by admin

    Journey, rated by Dave Marsh, in The New Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1983

    In a 166-word blurb in the 1983 edition of the Rolling Stone Record Guide, Dave Marsh, the Bruce Springsteen biographer and …
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  2. Epic Tuesday Reads #4: Five Years, Two Million Words

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    April 15, 2014 by admin

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    In the last five years, there have been nearly 3400 songs covered from over 60 countries, with about 30,000 individual …
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  3. Epic Tuesday Reads #2: The Trouble With Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

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    April 15, 2014 by admin

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    Ideally, any effective genre chart—be it R&B, Latin, country, even alt-rock—doesn’t just track a particular strain of music, which can be marked …
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  4. Epic Tuesday Reads #1: Geeshie & Elvis

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    April 15, 2014 by admin

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    The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie: On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished …
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  5. “On Women Writing About Music”

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    March 23, 2014 by admin

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      “Allow me to set a spell in my rocking chair and reminisce about the days when I was coming …
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  6. Singles Jukebox Comment Competition

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    March 18, 2014 by admin

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    The Singles Jukebox turned five this week, and to celebrate this achievement, they’re having a contest: “So for the next …
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  7. Sweet, Green Icing

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    November 13, 2013 by admin

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    “MacArthur Park” (not “MacArthur’s”, as [Richard] Harris insisted on singing) is a dreamy, musically complex, highly impressionistic song about Webb’s …
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