Category Archives: Quotes

  1. On the “Greater Mysteries Contained Within”

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    April 6, 2014 by sw00ds

    katy-perry

    “Critics write about pop music because many of them actually love it, and even when they don’t, they want to …
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  2. Pop as Self-denial

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    April 5, 2014 by sw00ds

    stevie-w

    “I’ve long suspected that those who rail most vehemently against the banalities of mainstream pop do so because they can’t …
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  3. Pop as a Sickness

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    April 5, 2014 by sw00ds

    bobby-sherman

    “People sometimes ask why a serious, well-educated, intellectual fellow such as me wastes his time and enthusiasm on the most …
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  4. Quote of the Day (3/11/14)

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    March 11, 2014 by sw00ds

    Father__Amore

    “I think maybe I feel a little out of place in the critic’s world because a) I’m a scientist and, …
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  5. From the Department of Officially-Through-the-Looking-Glass

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    October 31, 2013 by sw00ds

    plasmatics04a

    “I think there is a difference nowadays, yeah. Back when we were first starting, there were plenty of women who …
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  6. Radio Static

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    October 27, 2013 by sw00ds

    “Other times, the AM radio in my bedroom, when I was listening very quietly to music late at night in …
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  7. Couldn’t Help Himself

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    October 25, 2013 by sw00ds

    “Still, I continued to try to fool myself that this wasn’t really me. I was a novelist who happened to …
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  8. A Generation in Rapid Retreat

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    October 25, 2013 by sw00ds

    CREEM-MAGAZINE-COLLECTOR-ISSUE_DEC_1971

    “I haven’t written a god damn record review in well over a year. The last several reviews I managed to …
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  9. My Life in Rock Criticism

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    October 24, 2013 by sw00ds

    rolling_stones_aftermath_japanese_brian_jones_1966_silver-dagger

    Sorta-topical-relevance Friday morning listening.

  10. Down and Out

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    October 24, 2013 by sw00ds

    “I’ve never for a second regretted pulling away from being a Professional Music Critic almost immediately after feeling burned/burned out. …
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