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In Praise of Touch

One of the great lost American records of the late 60s, pioneering rock ahead of its time... Read More »

In Praise of Led Zeppelin

A personal appreciation of the original thunderous gods. Read More »

In Praise of The Velvet Underground

Everywhere in the older Chinese writers he encountered praise of music as one of the primal sources of all order, morality, beauty and health.       Hermann Hesse   I was lying in bed; it was around midnight. I was listening to some AM station playing alternative stuff, late night radio, songs they wouldn’t allow on the pop daytime playlist. The radio had ... Read More »

In Praise of The Rolling Stones

The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band. Yeah, but there’s an implied adjective left out of the phrase. The World’s Greatest “Performing’ Rock and Roll Band. The greatest band honor period goes to The Beatles, then, now, forever. The Stones take their title by way of “we’re still rockin’” default. Against all odds. Like David Bowie wrote in “All The Young Dudes,” ... Read More »

In Praise of The Beatles

John, Paul, George and Ringo. What can you say? A short retrospective appreciation. Read More »

In Praise of Bob Dylan

See Bob's on autobiography in Chronicles, or via Scorcesse, in No Direction Home DVD, or Michael Gray's Song and Dance Man. Read More »