Tag Archives: Music

Invading Brits To Guide Voices

I’ve been listening to a lot of 60s British Beat/Mod/R&B music lately. My momentary fixation is largely due to the fact that I’ve been taking guitar lessons since July and I’m attracted to the idea that a lot of these … Continue reading

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Interview Mix: Toby Fallsgraff, The Earnest Beatle Baby Invading Your Inbox

In the rare moments when he moved out from the glow of his computer screen into the public spotlight, the role that proud Ohio native Toby Fallsgraff played on President Obama’s re-election team was not always clear. Labeled in some quarters … Continue reading

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My 2005 Review of Silver Jews’ Tanglewood Numbers

In the spirit of posting my old Buzzsaw David Berman interview, here’s the review I wrote of Tangelwood Numbers that ran in the same issue. Once again, I’ve maintained the errors of the original printing: Silver Jews The Tanglewood Numbers (Drag … Continue reading

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Feelings For The Unfeeling: A (2005) Interview With David Berman

It’s no secret on this blog that I am a big fan of the Silver Jews and their sole fixed member, David Berman. As it happens, I e-interviewed Berman for my college’s alternative magazine years ago, but due to our … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Play Guitar (Even Me?)

Back in elementary school, when my best friends and I first seriously got into rock music, we did talked a lot about forming a band. This cheap talk never led to a band practice, let alone the creation of any … Continue reading

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Robyn Hitchcock’s Right Wing Radio Song

They do say you learn something new every day. This morning, biding my time before a trip to the National Cryptologic Museum, I made my monthly eMusic choices. Stuck with a little over $6 to spend and no clear sense … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Gettin’ Old

A good friend just turned 30 and I haven’t updated this blog in a long time. Prompted by the former and sorry about the latter, I post this mix: On the personal front, I started working at Citizens for Responsibility … Continue reading

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Philip Converse, The Custodian Of A Mysterious Musical Legacy

In a bid to delay doing some assigned reading this afternoon — an Annual Review of Political Science article called “On Assessing The Political Effects of Racial Prejudice” — I spent a little time searching through archives I have access to … Continue reading

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Interview Mix: Adam Wilson, A Ribald Replacement For The Last Generation’s Pen Envied Men

Adam Wilson, whose debut novel Flatscreen hits the streets and screens on February 21, is not afraid to admit to the world at large that Marc Bolan’s voice turns him on, sexually. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be too … Continue reading

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Promises Kept Part One: Dylan The Cat

I recently promised that I would include more Robyn Hitchcock on this blog. Here he is comparing Bob Dylan to a cat: How many times have you seen him play live? What were those shows like? Five or six. Invariably … Continue reading

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