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A Taboo Financial Journey, With Soundtrack

I sit down to write with little focus, my digital tunes on random shuffle to provide inspiration, Sonic Youth crashing together on “Kool Thing,” its “K” representing the oppressive rampancy of racism and illiteracy and who knows what else in Gordon and Kim’s collective mind. 538 more words


The Bass Playing Thing

So yours truly got into Husker Du in a big way, but I would be remiss in not talking about The Bass Playing Thing.

Please take that image in because that, my friends, is what the first bass I owned looked like.   310 more words


The Avenging Dorkdom of Husker

What was is about Husker Du that made such an impression on me?  One thing was simply their relatively normal appearance.  People seem to forget before grunge came along that being in a rock band had a much more serious style component.  535 more words


Discovering Husker Du

Your humble narrator grew up in the 1980’s.  I don’t recommend that to anyone.  We had Ronald Reagan, yuppies, and AIDS. About the only thing I remember positively about the 80’s was the great American underground music scene. 688 more words


Real Life Rock Top 10 (11/89?)

1. Natural Spiritual Orchestra, incidental music composed and conducted by William J. E. Lee, in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (Univer­sal)
Sometimes sug­gesting Aaron Cope­land, sometimes Randy Newman—but more urgent, more confusing—Lee’s (Spike’s father) half-buried work is seemingly as foreign to its Brooklyn setting as modern African sounds would be; in a movie where every actor is immediately questioned by another, the music plays as the film’s second mind. 567 more words

Greil Marcus

a defining moment

for a guy that can be fickle and unforgiving when it comes to music i have a fairly good track record in terms of how well most of the stuff i’ve glommed onto over the years has held up. 808 more words

TUESDAY TUNES: In lieu of socks, a song

I cast on for Sarah Wilson’s Honey of a Hurricane socks today.  Sadly, my camera ran out of gas and I was unable to take a picture…so here’s another treat for you. 154 more words

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