September 2008

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One day I was walking down the street on my lunch break, clutching Lester Bangs’ Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, when I bumped into my friend Tyler. “That’s my favorite book,” he said. Now Tyler has a blog, and it’s very much in the Bangsian spirit, and well worth taking a look and listen (there […]

A jigsaw puzzle that doesn’t quite fit; different shapes stacked and askew. Sometimes Hagerty’s Hex dances across this landscape. Other times it snores and exhales smoky dreams. Sometimes both simultaneously. Label: Drag City [website]

Lately I’ve been  swimming around mostly in pools of the musical past. Whether it’s the Louvin Brothers wonderful country harmonies from the ’50s, Fairport Convention and 13th Floor Elevators swirling up the ’60s, Fleetwood Mac and Todd Rundgren pounding tight, clean ’70s melodies, Kate Bush and Felt pumping up the ’80s, or Lilys and Pavement […]