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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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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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Brubeck And Call

Swell piece by Marc Myers on Dave Brubeck in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal. Lede: Shortly after I arrived at Dave Brubeck’s home here last week, the jazz pianist insisted we move to a glass- enclosed deck with a view of pine … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider Reading Rack (pat. pending)

WSJ: Little Richard Actually Quite Big Thoroughly appealing column in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal about “Richard, the First,” a – you’ll pardon the expression – seminal influence on the music of the past 55 years. From Marc Myers’ Journal piece: … Continue reading

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