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V.S. Naipaul--"Argentina: The Brothels Behind the Graveyard" (The New York Review of Books, September 19, 1974)

SOUNDTRACK: ALEC OUNSWORTH-Tiny Desk Concert #48 (February 22, 2010).

I didn’t recognize the name Alec Ounsworth.  But I see that he is the singer from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, a band I don’t know at all.  1,126 more words

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Keith Ridgway--Never Love a Gambler (2001) [New Directions Pearl, 2014]

SOUNDTRACK: DakhaBrakha-Tiny Desk Concert #435 (April 25, 2015).

DakhaBrakha are a band from Kiev, Ukraine.  There are four members, one man (unsure how he is dressed because he plays the accordion which covers his body) and three women.  868 more words

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Jess Walter--"To the Corner" (Harper's, July 2014)

SOUNDTRACK: JESSIE WARE-Tiny Desk Concert #434 (April 20, 2015).

I don’t know Jessie Ware.  She is one of those singers who has a beautiful singing voice which totally masks the fact that her speaking voice has a hugely pronounced British accent (have you heard Adele speak?).  690 more words

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Diane Cook--"Bounty" (Harper's, August 2014)

SOUNDTRACK: EDMAR CASTANEDA-Tiny Desk Concert #47 (February 8, 2010).

One thing that’s awesome about the Tiny Desk Concerts is that they give me an intimate look at a band I love.  637 more words

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Silvina Ocampo--"The Basement" (Harper's, August 2014)

SOUNDTRACK: DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE & GILLIAN WELCH-Tiny Desk Concert #45 (February 1, 2010).

I had never heard of Dave Rawlings (although I have heard of Gillian Welch). 537 more words

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Benjamin Kunkel--"As Flies to Wanton Boys" (Harper's, July 2014)

SOUNDTRACK: ROSA DíAZ-Tiny Desk Concert #433 (April 17, 2015).

I find Díaz’ voice a little unsettling. This surprises me because I usually like voices that are unconventional.   461 more words

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“You find your way in to all of my songs, Every memory I manage to find...”

We all have different things that bring us joy in our everyday lives. For me, finding new music is almost as good as it gets. I listen to… 174 more words

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