I hate writing year-end top-ten-best-albums lists. They are short-term distractions, formalities, hate-reads, a cultural plague. An imperious culling seeking to identify the best, they are also, by necessity, full of absurdities—what criteria do you use to decide whether a record of electronic polyrhythms by Jlin is better than a postpunk one by Protomartyr?—and compromised judgment.
As the future of the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals continues to unfold, its recorded past has suddenly been thrown open. Recently the festivals themselves almost disappeared, amid the financial collapse of their producing company, the Festival Network LLC. They returned last summer in a new guise, at their usual site, once George Wein, a founder of both festivals, regained the right to hold music events there. It’s a complicated story.
Within The Context Of All Contexts: The Rewiring Of Our Relationship To MusicImagine you are in an averagely pleasant pub in Manhattan, talking to a couple of people, half-listening to the music being played from the ceiling speakers, until a song from the distant past makes you start listening closely. The song is Homer Banks' "60 Minutes of Your Love," from 1966, which was not an American hit, but became a favorite in the English mod club-dancer's canon of rediscovery called Northern Soul.
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Selecting a term
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