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Wednesday, October 23, 2002
 
In remembering the road, Kenan Hebert recalls the lost art of road songs.



 
Saturday, October 19, 2002
 
A book review on William Gaddis looks at "What is Art worth in an age of indifference".

"In an age of mass marketing, art degenerates into trivial entertainment, and the public is more interested in the artist-as-celebrity than in the art he or she creates. The speaker detects a connection between the increasing complexity of machines and the increasing inanity and coarseness of public taste."

There's a lot more than that in this lucid but strangely disturbing article, including the moral of why it's better to tango.
 
Friday, October 18, 2002
 
A member of the target audience dissects the cover letter accompanying a review copy of the CD.

 
Wednesday, October 02, 2002
 
telling tales out of school
 
 

"In almost any era, the sheer mass of bad or mediocre work tends to dwarf the good or great works. This can lead us to assume that the past was somehow better, since we kept only the best parts and threw out the crap." Why writing about music can be an impossible task.
 
Compiling the best online articles about music so there will be more of both in the future. In periods of drought, the reader will be innundated by my own blogs on the matters.

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