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Beat Revivals

New Releases on Bob Dylan Beat Revivals Featuring City Lights New Releases from Creatures At Large Press New Releases from Oxford University Press New Releases from Tor Books New Releases … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Politics of Hopelessness

Pick of the Month Les Paul & the Golden Age of the Guitar Sony’s Original Jacket Collections Pete Seeger: An American Master Celluloid Moments: The Films of Wayne Ewing Return of … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spotlight On American Masters

An American Master Revealed: No Direction Home Bob Dylan In Don’t Look Back Eagle Rock Entertainment Eye On the Independents, Featuring Shana Morrison From the DVD Corner Image Entertainment CD … Continue reading

April 1, 2007 · 1 Comment

Seeing the Real Bob Dylan At Last

BOB DYLAN LIVE 1964: THE CONCERT AT THE PHILHARMONIC HALL. Bob Dylan. Columbia/Legacy. In early 1961 in New York City, “Harry Jackson, a cowboy singer and a painter,” told Nat … Continue reading

March 1, 2005 · Leave a comment

Eye On the Independents

re: BACH. Lara St. John. Sony Classical. If there’s one word that might describe Lara St. John — it’s “guts.” How many other classical violinists would dare to invite pedal steel guitar … Continue reading

May 1, 2004 · Leave a comment

The Passion of the Christ

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Soundtrack. Integrity Music/Sony. In terms of classical music, it’s going to be pretty difficult for anybody to top this record in 2004. Like its namesake, the … Continue reading

March 1, 2004 · Leave a comment

Spotlight On Eric Andersen

1ST SET. The Mighty Mike Schermer Band. Fine Dog Records. I first heard Mike Schermer late last year, when he played along side vocalist Shana Morrison at a show in … Continue reading

January 1, 2004 · 1 Comment

Best In Music, 2003

STANDING AT THE EDGE. Casey Stratton. Odyssey. (Commercial release date January 20, 2004). Standing At The Edge marks Casey’s Stratton’s debut on Odyssey, marking the emergence of a major new singer-songwriter. Stratton, who … Continue reading

December 1, 2003 · Leave a comment

The New American Poetry

Books THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY, 1945-1960. Edited by Donald Allen. University of California Press.  This comprehensive anthology of the American post-war poetry scene was re-released in 1999, with an afterward by … Continue reading

November 1, 2003 · Leave a comment
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