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@natechinen — 12,639 followers, 8,451 tweets

What it's like to be a music writer on Twitter this a.m., in four acts: 1. [sees "Billy Preston" is trending] 2. BILLY PRESTON DIED?!?! 3. (wait, didn't Billy Preston die in 2006?) 4. [reads up on Bosnian basketball to an interior soundtrack of "Will It Go Round in Circles"]
That's the opening of William Carlos Williams, Paterson, Book II. (Just in case you thought the "plums in the icebox" meme was the height of WCW Twitter synergy.)
Blocked. (Make a song out of that: concretely) By whom?
RT @nprmusic: Robert Glasper (@robertglasper), Common (@common) and Karriem Riggins (@karriemriggins) will release their debut al… https://t.co/rdHmNWFeeB
The Wall is The Wall — Charles Mingus would be having a field day. Here's a piece by @adlermusic about TIJUANA MOODS, which is set to make some noise along the border in the next few days.  http://wbgo.org/post/swinging-along-border-charles-mingus-album-tijuana-moods-finds-new-resonance 
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