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Edwidge Danticat–”Ghosts” (New Yorker, November 24, 2008)

SOUNDTRACK: BILLY BRAGG & JOE HENRY-Tiny Desk Concert #571 (October 17, 2016).

I don’t really know who Joe Henry is (although I see that he has released 13 albums).  774 more words

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Tessa Hadley--"At Home in the Past" (New Yorker, June 6 & 13, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: GLEN HANSARD-Tiny Desk Concert #225  (June 17, 2012).

What can I say about Glen Hansard that I haven’t said already—he’s a powerful singer and a great storyteller.  880 more words

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Hisham Matar--"The Book" (New Yorker, June 6 & 13, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: PATRICK WATSON-Tiny Desk Concert #271  (May 31, 2012).

Patrick Watson is a Montreal-based singer songwriter with whom I was unfamiliar.  But he has received many accolades, including being nominated for the Polaris prize many times (and winning once).  863 more words

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Kevin Young--"Uninhabited" (New Yorker, June 6 & 13, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: DANIEL JOHNSTON-Tiny Desk Concert #224 (June 11, 2012).

Daniel Johnston makes me uncomfortable.  I find his music to be simple and his voice isn’t very good.  541 more words

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Ocean Vuong--"Surrendering" (New Yorker, June 6 & 13, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: CHUCK BROWN-Tiny Desk Concert #217 (May 16, 2012).

I’m puzzled by a few things with this Tiny Desk Concert.  The first is a note that… 1,021 more words

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J.M.G. Le Clezio--"The Boy Who Had Never Seen the Sea" (New Yorker, October 27, 2008)

SOUNDTRACK: RDGLDGRN-Tiny Desk Concert (October 14, 2016).

I’d never heard of RDGLDGRN before this show.  The colors in the band’s name represent the band members: Red (Marcus Parham), Green (Pierre Desrosiers) and Gold (Andrei Busuioceanu), and they wear their respective colors all the time (although I didn’t realize that Andrei’s shirt was gold until after reading this). 860 more words

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Yiyun Li--"Gold Boy, Emerald Girl" (New Yorker, October 13, 2008)

SOUNDTRACK: HALEY BONAR-Tiny Desk Concert #569 (October 11, 2016).

Haley Bonar was born in Canada but raised in the U.S.  She is a folksinger with a country leaning (but without the twang).   735 more words

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