Posted by s woods on February 19, 2013
The important thing about Musician magazine is that it is named Musician magazine. It is not named Music magazine. It is not named Sociology magazine. It is not named Popular Culture, Politics and Anything Else the Editor Likes magazine. And it is certainly not named Critical Theory magazine. Why? Because musicians are interesting and everything else is boring. Well, okay. Music is intensely interesting when listened to. When written about, it is boring. Try it sometime.
- Charles M. Young, “15 Years of Musician: Why We Write About What We Write About” (Musician, August 1991)
(For the record, I would happily buy a magazine called Popular Culture, Politics and Anything Else the Editor Likes, which describes pretty much every great magazine ever, though not Musician, which was also once in a while a great magazine.)
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Posted by s woods on February 1, 2013
Yes, that James Chance. From the latest edition of Perfect Sound Forever. Because I’m fairly noir-deficient, much of the context here eludes me, but there’s some great lines throughout. On 1947′s Nightmare Alley: “The movie that proves that the geeks that you meet on the way up are the same ones you meet on the way down. In fact, you just might be meeting yourself.” (If that’s not a tag line for this very site, I don’t know what is.)
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Posted by s woods on January 26, 2013
Chuck Berry, in 1980, shares his thoughts on the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Talking Heads, and more. From an interview in the fanzine, Jet Lag, reprinted at Dangerous Minds. Great stuff; particularly love his Wire/Joy Division review.
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