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Open letter to Robert Christgau my fellow Dartmouthian on behalf of Steve Poltz my fellow baseballian

(Not sure based on his gate with one of those word puzzle clues whether this went through to the man himself, but I’ll throw it out there like a message in a bottle, or like when an old guy is … Continue reading

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San Jose Mercury lauds Pablo Cruise as an all time great, in advance of their Palo Alto free show Saturday

Pablo Cruise doesn’t often get its due. Yet, spend some hours grooving on those cool pop-rock albums from the ’70s and early ’80s — especially the platinum-plus-selling “A Place in the Sun” and follow-up “Worlds Away” — and it should … Continue reading

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Kelefa Sanneh book VS Xgau review of such; or ‘to get in doors again’

Bottom line up front as Michael McFaul son of a music teacher would say BLUF: Jeano Edwards and stylist Chloe Grace Press photographed models Baba Chogwu and Temitope Ajayi at the gardens of the Monkey Island Estate hotel, which is … Continue reading

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Breakfast with Xgau (or his avatar)

ok,I can only read about 1/10th of Xgau book review before concluding I should definitely buy this book, I should definitely read this book and likely I will never read such book. Just a few pages or enough to tell … Continue reading

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Ten in the Swear Jar or XITSJ

Not to be confused with university of illinois at urbana champaign whatever.I wrote this a year ago, before I was banned from PAW.And thank you XGAU for the inspiration — he had something about Indestructible Beat of Soweto which I’ve … Continue reading

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ChristgAU on MuldAUr

The AU standard: Don’t You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker [Last, 2018] Now 75, Muldaur became a dynamo in her fifties, an album a year between 1998 and 2011. Always a nuanced singer, she … Continue reading

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5. Jesus Christ was an Only Child (in 600 words, 19 images)

5. Jesus Christ was an Only Child and probably never spend a Monday late morning early afternoon uploading photos from his stupid cell phone to his spiffy computer and weird blog. Continue reading

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Christgau on “Passing Strange”; or pasting strange

as the only person on the planet who saw the negro problem on haight street and 17 years later saw jc brooks at bottom of the hill — the way my pops may be the only guy who heard gabby … Continue reading

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