Immortalized in saintly hues of blue and red, Robyn Hitchcock stares back from the cover of his self-titled 2017 album with psychedelic majesty. His color-saturated likeness glows with pride over a particularly inspired chapter in an already accomplished career. “I got a good crop [of songs] on this record—so good that I thought I'd name the record after myself,” Hitchcock says in an email, punctuating his words with a tell-all smiley face emoji.
Welcome to episode 1 of the Creative Loafing Music Podcast. For this first monthly installment, CL Music Editor Chad Radford joins columnists Tony Paris, Jewel Wicker, and Jacob Chisenhall in Blossom Sounds Studio on in scenic Sylvan Hills to talk about their collected musical experiences.
For 20 years, Atlanta's rap music industry has stood on the shoulders of So So Def Recordings and the label's founder Jermaine Dupri — the man recently acknowledged as the "Mayor of Atlanta" by the city's actual mayor, Kasim Reed. Dupri and So So Def rose to prominence in the '90s with a succession of preteen hit-makers, R&B slingers, and club rap luminaries, paving the way for a Southern hip-hop takeover.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".