"I have a disinterest in criticism when it doesn't really drag in seemingly absurd things into a review. Why should I read a review when it only relates the sounds? A critic needs to jump from the central subject to whatever is conjured up when listening to the music. So I do want to know that a particular song makes him think of a sandwich he once ate. Or that the twang makes him long back for that journey through the Midwest he undertook with his best friend. I want something whole, not merely a sum of the parts that are pressed on a record. It's a rarity. Partially because the media doesn't want it anymore, because... well, the public hasn't been brought up with those writers,... We need more Hazzlit in our life."
Thoughts posted on her site by the inimitible Stevie Nixed
(still on her bumpy ride @ 08:37 PM CET March 20, 2003)