Category Archives: Links

  1. Epic Tuesday Reads #4: Five Years, Two Million Words

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    April 15, 2014 by sw00ds

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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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  2. Epic Tuesday Reads #2: The Trouble With Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

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    April 15, 2014 by sw00ds

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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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  3. Epic Tuesday Reads #1: Geeshie & Elvis

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    April 15, 2014 by sw00ds

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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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  4. “On Women Writing About Music”

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    March 23, 2014 by sw00ds

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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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  5. Singles Jukebox Comment Competition

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    March 18, 2014 by sw00ds

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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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  6. Sweet, Green Icing

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    November 13, 2013 by sw00ds

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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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  7. Women impressed by men who condemn their taste in music

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    November 12, 2013 by sw00ds

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    “Women have confirmed that nothing gets them hotter than men vigorously criticising the music they listen to.” Best Music Writing, 2013? Game ON, I …
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  8. Jane Scott Bronzed

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    October 8, 2013 by sw00ds

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    She’s So Heavy: America’s First Rock Critic Is Immortalized in Bronze

  9. From the Desk of Steven Ward

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    August 16, 2013 by sw00ds

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    [Steven Ward started an interesting thread on Facebook recently with the following inquiry, and we thought we'd bring it to ...
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  10. On the fundamental pleasure of hating stuff

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    May 29, 2013 by sw00ds

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    A regular reader suggested this might make for appropriate/interesting reading: Why I Hate the National – And how I decided …
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