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Link Dump No. 1

  • Vox Popoli – The True and Obscure History of Psykosonik, Part I
  • Standpoint. – What Happens When the Band Stops Playing?
    (The orchestra I live closest to performed Handel’s Messiah on a single night this month to a sold out house and didn’t bother to schedule any other performances of the work. This isn’t completely dissimilar to the owner of the Upper Level in Day’s post above not welcoming the success of a dance cover band like the NoBoys in spite of audience reaction.)
  • John AugustNo Trombones
    (What would the reaction be from those who trumpet the benefits of music education were it proposed that only piano be taught to middle/high school students?)
  • Village VoiceWheelchair Sports Camp’s Crip Life
    (3,500+ words written to introduce readers to the group and only a couple of paragraphs give any indication of their sound.)
  • JazzWax – Why Sonny Rollins Matters
    (Contrast this with the Village Voice article linked above. It doesn’t shy away from mention of politics, but gives the unfamiliar an idea of what Rollins did musically, why that was special and how doing so was political – and in fewer words. For Myers, the political content of Rollins’ music sheds light on the depth of his artistry. For Dodero, Wheelchair Sports Camp provides her merely an opportunity to champion a set of political views. Heffernan doesn’t come across in the interview as a particularly insightful political mind, Dodero is left applauding the existence of an artist that can play a strong hand in victimhood poker and has to quote Riggs to provide the article’s best musical insight.)
  • Baseball ProspectusBaseball, Sex and Sheet Music

/s/Mohammed Chang

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