Tag Archives: Music

This’ll Be the Day That I Die

Don McLean American Pie

The lyrics were incomprehensible to me at the time, but I knew even then that I wanted to be Miss American Pie.

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Three Poems by Angela Jackson-Brown

Pan statue

The god Pan overtakes me
In a scarily erotic
Dance.

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Interview: Choir of Young Believers

Choir of Young Believers

“I think total democracy in bands can sometimes be a bad thing musically.”

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Eau de Colonia: An Interview with Nina Persson of A Camp

Nina Persson of A Camp

“Melancholy is not really the right word to describe the mentality. Swedes are more…serene and mellow, and not afraid of the dark, and this is something that I still think is a big part of my personality.”

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This Is Your Brain on Music

I recently read This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin.

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Only Love is All Maroon: An Interview with Bon Iver

Bon Iver

“With all your lies, you’re still very lovable.”
– “For Emma” by Bon Iver

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Writers on Music: An Interview with Robin Benway

Robin Benway

"For a band that’s just starting out, it’s still fun and exciting and very Kerouacian to be in a van and touring the country. That’s the spirit I wanted for Audrey, and listening to that music definitely helped to infuse the book."

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13 Questions with Steve Parry

Steve Parry

“I believe in terms of feelings about music, music remains constant, fundamental to consciousness. I cannot imagine life without music!”

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13 Questions with the Experimental Delta Blues Junkyard Band Califone

Califone

“The songwriting and melodic approaches on Roots & Crowns feels like a new direction for us. The way we’re using sound, noise and collage on this one feels like we’re digging deeper into the roots of where we started.”

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13 Questions for Electronic/Ambient/Rickety-Old-Machine Composer Ethan Rose

Ethan Rose

“Music is expanding and fragmenting into all of these amazing things. It is scary and beautiful.”

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Akron/Family

Akron/Family has written some of the best songs of the current century. They have released two albums on Young God Records, both of which juxtapose musical sensibilities of the most diverse sort. To love them is to love music, not genres.

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