graceful tongue

One girl. Many records.

Month: April, 2012

Currently Listening to…

Cowboy Junkies, Luna, Mazzy Star and more…

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Tuesday Plans: What Could Be Better Than a Classic Documentary About Punk?

Iggy Pop & Debbie Harry

For New Yorkers interested in punk, the Anthology Film Archives is hosting a special screening of Clinton Heylin’s “From the Velvets to the Voidoids: The Birth of American Punk Rock” on Tuesday, May 8th.

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Things to Read…

Kraftwerk

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Just Because…

Bon Iver

Songs I hate by artists I love.

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Things to Read…

Grimes

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In Memoriam…

Levon Helm, 1940-2012

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Crate Digging #6 – Girlie Sounds: Sex, Race and Phil Spector

The Ronettes, early 1960s

When I initially contemplated this series, I began with the intention of exploring areas of the music world I felt merited reexamination. Occasionally, this means that I choose to focus on genres and artists that have been overlooked in their significance (Twee Pop, Black Flag, New Jersey’s musical legacy) and other times, this means that I try and advocate on behalf of artists I feel have been unjustly maligned or inaccurately judged, as I did with the Grateful Dead. Rarely, and most difficultly, those two strains intersect to create a genre/artist that feels both critically under-appreciated and unfairly appraised as insignificant fluff. Such is the case with the Girl Groups of the 1950s and 1960s. Read the rest of this entry »

Just Because…

Courtney Love, early ’90s

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Currently Listening to…

Patti Smith, Grimes, Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Chromatics and more…

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Things to Read…

Van Dyke Parks

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