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You gotta feel for someone who doesn’t own any Bob Dylan or Neil Young albums and hasn’t a clue where to start. There are too many choices: Early or recent? Electric or acoustic? Live or studio? They end up purchasing … Continue reading

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WE ALL HOLD our own set of prejudices and preconceptions, with clear ideas about politics and religion, tolerance and hatred or country music singers and lesbians. Chely Wright blows most of those ideas out of the water. An established country … Continue reading

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In 1966 I was a musically precocious 12-year-old, but met my match with Bob Dylan’s seventh album, Blonde on Blonde. I knew that he was “one of the greats” because all the older kids said so, but I didn’t really … Continue reading

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Rodney Crowell, who turns 62 on August 7, has been on our radar since the 1970s, when he was the freshest horse in Emmylou Harris’ songwriting stable. Since then he’s been a left-of-center presence, a master of diverse categories but … Continue reading

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Autumn has become the season for reissues, with new iterations of the Rolling Stones Some Girls, the Who’s Quadrophenia and the entire Pink Floyd catalog arriving in “deluxe” editions that contain a a greater volume of so-called bonus tracks than … Continue reading

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The presidential teleprompter went missing for a few hours last week, but reports that it was returned intact with no missing items or security breaches may have been premature. It now turns out that a jump drive containing several rough … Continue reading