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Tuesday, February 18, 2003
 
There won't be any updates for a while due to an emergency. I'm sticking in some of my own writing here in case readers want to read some writing about music. Not drawn in any particular order or preference, just memorable to me today for one reason or another out of the hundred or so published in my favorite magazine of global culture... a few from each year there.

My first piece every published with popmatters, back in the day:

dick dale's social significance

Then a few like this and a few like that:

jimmy cliff's onomatopoetic use of percussive accents

patty larkin while surrounded by the arson squad

last balkan apocalypse

memories of watching joe maphis on tv.

(I especially enjoyed writing this one, and a year later I received my first spontaneous email from a reader. Fortunately, he liked the article, too, and waxed downright poetic remembering Maphis himself).

charlie musselwhite's free concert in berkeley

sun records

johnny young, chicago style blues mandolinist

jessie mae hemphill, no one like her

jerry springer show inspires strange songwriters

christy mcwilson
(Sometimes if pop music is "derivative", there's a reason. Otherwise, you're just saying they remind you of the Beatles or sound like another group. Maybe they do ... but if they do, how is it they remind you of the Beatles and why might they doing it?)

OK, that's it for now. If you think you want to read any more of my stuff, go to popmatters, search my name, and read to your heart's content or until you are bleary, one or the other is guaranteed to come first.




 




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