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Death Letters (2007)

“Somebody has to black hisself up/For somebody else to stay white.” That’s a line from the 1930s Harlem poet Melvin B. Tolson’s “Sootie Joe.” I’ve been trying to figure it out.[ 3,678 more words

Greil Marcus

The Placidity of Becoming Happy: Eleanor Friedberger @ Doug Fir Lounge

There is a certain notion that happiness is the least motivating emotion in the creation of art. Happiness doesn’t evoke the need to be reconciled much like suffering does; it cannot provoke catharsis. 481 more words


REVIEW: Eleanor Friedberger – New View (Frenchkiss)

Tracklisting: He Didn’t Mention His Mother / Open Season / Sweetest Girl / Your Word / Because I Asked You / Never Is A Long Time / Cathy With The Curly Hair / Two Versions Of Tomorrow / All Known Things / Does Turquoise Work? 829 more words