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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
 
Daphne Carr announces the galley proofs are ready and who made the A-list for Da Capo's Best Music Writing 2006:

(Warning: Teasers ahead)

• Greil Marcus, Stories of a Bad Song/Threepenny Review

• Alex Ross, Doctor Atomic “Countdown”/The New Yorker

• Mike McGuirk/Rhapsody
Rush Hemispheres
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors
Ted Nugent Cat Scratch Fever
Kylie Minogue I Believe in You
Accept Balls to the Wall
Frosty Liquor Drink
Iron Maiden Number of the Beast
Boredoms Super AE
Kraftwerk Man Machine
Dream Theater Octavarium


Robert Wheaton, London Calling—For Congo, Coloumbo, Sri Lanka…/PopMatters

• Jon Caramanica, Ghetto Gospel/XXL Magazine

• Elizabeth Mendez Berry, Love Hurts/VIBE

• Charles Michener, Going Bonkers at the Opera: Glimmerglass Flirts with Chaos/New York Observer

Ann Powers, Crazy Is as Crazy Does/eMusic

• Miss AMP, Kevin Blechdom/Plan B Magazine

• Kimberly Chun, Touched by a Woman: Dolly Parton Sings about Peace, Love, and Understanding/Creative Loafing

• Frank Kogan, Frank Kogan’s Country Music Critics’ Ballot 2005/I Love Music

• John Biguenet, The DeZurik Sisters/The Oxford American

• Katy St. Clair, A Very Special Concert/San Francisco Weekly

• Nick Weidenfeld, Dying in the Al Gore Suite/The Fader

Tom Ewing, The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine”/Popular

• Geoffrey O’Brien, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”/The New York Review of Books

• Geoff Boucher, Ex-Door Lighting Their Ire/Los Angeles Times

• Dave Tompkins, Permission to ‘Land/Scratch Magazine

• Kevin Whitehead, Chops: Upstairs, Downstairs with Art Tatum (and Monk)/eMusic

• Robert Christgau, The First Lady of Song/The Nation

• Anne Midgette, The End of the Great Big American Voice/New York Times

• Bill Friskics-Warren, Bettye Lavette/No Depression

•Susan Alcorn, Texas: Three Days and Two Nights/Counterpunch

• John Sullivan, Upon This Rock/GQ

• Peter Relic, The Return/XXL Magazine

• Dr. David Thorpe, Thorpe’s Notes on R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet/Something Awful.com

• Raquel Cepeda, Riddims by the Reggaeton/Village Voice

• Wayne Marshall, we use so many snares/wayne&wax

• Andrew Hultkrans, Sweat and Lowdown/Artforum

• J. Edward Keyes, Where’s the Party? 13 Hours with the Next Franz Ferdinand/DIW Magazine

David Marchese, High on Fire/PopMatters

• Monica Kendrick, Bang the Head Slowly/Chicago Reader

• Will Hermes (as Robert Barbara) Vegetarian militancy, sound magick, B&D, and the most astonishing live show of my life/Loose Strife

• Moustafa Bayoumi, Disco Inferno/The Nation


("Excited?" she asks. "You can pre-order BMW2006 from Powell's right now. We look good in purple.")

[yes indeedy to all of the above! and a most happy synchronicity, as i was about to point you all to another PopMatters special in the midst of unfurling -- with the opener co-authored by Marchese ... "Riffing on Elvis" And uh ... I've provided links to a few so you can savor some of the favorite flavors and generally whet your appetite for more in print by the pound format).
 




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