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Re: “Uptown Records uncovers essential early work by pianist Lennie Tristano

Good rec. Slipped by my radar, too. Thanks. That said, where's your end of the year list?

Posted by Apollinaire on 01/09/2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Norwegian weird

Your articles are always a trove of new music to explore (my afternoon's shot). Thanks.

Posted by Apollinaire on 09/30/2011 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Nevermind already

Doesn't really sound like snark to me, more anger. And it seems appropriate to be angry about having to watch a musician who means something to you be stretched, data-transfered, and Xeroxed into oblivion. In the end, Cobain was something of an idiot savant, for sure, but it seemed that his craft prospered despite himself. His voice and lyrics, which perhaps HE didn't even understand, at least not completely (one rarely does by twenty-seven), were a conduit to something we were all trying to establish back then, to a place on the other side of the miasmic Eighties’ trickle-down excesses and cock thrusts. Also, I like the bit at the end about "what may have come afterward." I've occasionally thought along these lines myself, and was also very creeped out to come to the conclusion that Eddie Vedder (though he did work REALLY hard at it) became the apotheosis of punk/grunge OG. Anyway, good read.

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Posted by Apollinaire on 09/22/2011 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Savage Love: January 13, 2011

I think Boehner block is the way to go. As in, at that point in the night that release is something that really needs to happen, but then there's ol' Boehner block needlessly slowly things down, perhaps making what should be a straightforward occurrence turn into piss on the cabinet and other often not always fully appreciated instruments of sound governance (viz, your porno mags beside the can). And afterward you find even your member hasn't been spared, as the spindrift makes it appear covered with sanctimonious tears.

Posted by Apollinaire on 01/18/2011 at 10:46 AM

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