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Staff music writer, author of Post No Bills blog.


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Re: “Do we really need theater critics?

Angela Tallis--what a bunch of neoliberal claptrap. Where is the proof that millennials prefer part-time and that it's not simply a case of employers unwilling to pay benefits and a living wage?

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Posted by Peter Margasak on 06/08/2018 at 12:39 PM

Re: “UK folk group Furrow Collective transforms the Appalachian standard ‘Dear Companion’

@jazzysal: If you're holding up Peter, Paul and Mary as paragons of UK folk it's no wonder you don't like this.

Posted by Peter Margasak on 02/28/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Remembering Jazz Record Mart from inside

Thanks, Mary. I think a book is required for a full telling of JRM/Delmark history.

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Posted by Peter Margasak on 02/19/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “John Corbett reads from his new book, Microgroove, this weekend

While John and I have indeed been friends for a long time, I miscalculated just how long up above, by nearly a decade. We me in the late 80s, so our friendship only stretches back over two-and-a-half decades.

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Posted by Peter Margasak on 10/04/2015 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Listen to an obscure, vintage jam from Cave

That track is also on "Release." Right you are.

Posted by Peter Margasak on 09/15/2015 at 4:39 PM

Re: “A new book on Italian-Americans in jazz distorts history

Wingy Manone, Sal Nistico, and Nick Brignola are all in the book. I have no quibbles about how comprehensive the authors are. I just feel as they overstated their case (to say nothing of the numerous inaccuracies).

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Posted by Peter Margasak on 06/22/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Adjusting to life without Ornette Coleman

Punk rock was as much an idea as it was music for many of us and that's what I was talking about. The Minutemen were the obvious parallel, and there was no fashion statement in anything they did. Of course, they didn't change the world like Ornette did, but they operated by their own rules. I think for a lot of us punk rock meant thinking for one's self and not giving a shit what others thought. That notion certainly existed before punk rock, of course, but for many of us it was punk rock that offered an avenue to begin living it.

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Posted by Peter Margasak on 06/11/2015 at 2:19 PM

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