Category Archives: Meta

Goodbye, but not farewell

It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t have left you. Without a strong rhyme to step to. A long, long time — more than a year. Many of you know that my energies of late have been mostly devoted to … Continue reading

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“Dig” podcast, plus the inevitable capitulation to Facebook

I have a couple of things to announce. First of all, the New Books in Music podcast has a new episode up, featuring an interview between myself and Jordan Stokes on my book Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture. … Continue reading

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The Four Ways of Practice

Phil Ford [This is written a couple of months after the post below — I have to add some stuff just to clarify a couple of things. Back when I this blog’s last post, Jonathan and I decided to discontinue … Continue reading

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The moving soundscape meditation

Phil Ford Lyle Sanford just added a wonderful quote from Daniel Goleman’s Vital Lies, Simple Truths to my last post: The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that … Continue reading

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Hooks, Ultimate

Jonathan Bellman A head's-up:  Steve Smith, a Philosophy/Religious Studies guy at Millsaps College, has a blog/chronicle/study of hooks, specifically hooks in rock songs.  Smith's project is off to a fine start, and while I admit that our definitions of "hook" … Continue reading

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Happy 200000

Phil Ford Hey, I just noticed, our stats just rolled over: we got our 200,000th page view today. Cheers! Source.

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Postmodern to the Point of Pain

Jonathan Bellman The Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Chorus (and musicians, obviously) doing "Sweet Home Alabama."  Not sure they completely understand such lyrics as "I hope Neil Young will remember/Southern Man doesn't need him around, anyhow" and "Now Watergate … Continue reading

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