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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (‘Deacon Blues’ Edition)

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured the latest in the paper’s terrific Anatomy  of a Song series: this installment by Marc Myers. ‘They Call Alabama The Crimson Tide’ As midlife-crisis songs go, Steely Dan’s “Deacon Blues” ranks among the most melodic and existential. Recorded … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal’s ‘Eve of De(con)struction’

The hardworking staff freely admits that we’re hooked on the Wall Street Journal’s great Anatomy of a Song series. Representative samples: Friday’s addition, by Steve Dougherty: Still on the ‘Eve of Destruction’ When it reached No. 1 on the Billboard … Continue reading

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WSJ Anatomy Of A Song: Street Fighting Man

Listen to this:     Then read this. You’re welcome.

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Why The WSJ Is A Great Newspaper (‘Different Drum’ Edition)

The Wall Street Journal’s Friday Arena section has a regular feature called Anatomy of a Song, which deconstructs the creation of memorable musical performances. Up this week: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Different Drum’. The It’s-Not-You-It’s-Me Song When the red light went on … Continue reading

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