My retrospective on a year writing about Charlottesville music for C-VILLE Weekly was published on Tuesday. It’s called “Slanted and Enchanted,” after the Pavement album, and, while looking up information on that, I learned that (if Wikipedia isn’t lying) the album title in turn came from a cartoon by David Berman, who likely got it from Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan“:
But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e’er beneath a waning moon was haunted