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"What's it like to be reviewed, after slinging so many opinions yourself?"
I've been getting that question a lot lately. Since the January release of a CD of my original music, Into the Ojala, I've had occasion to see arts journalism from a slightly different perspective - as a subject.

March 23, 2011 9:01 AM |

The topic was critics. It was the end of a long rehearsal, and the drummer who is key to the sound and spirit of Moon Hotel Lounge Project talked about reading a review of a recording he'd done and being completely bewildered -- by the ideas, by the language, by the absence of a cogent argument, all of it. "Nowadays, from reading blogs we sorta expect that the descriptions will be weird and tortured," he lamented, "but this was another level. None of us could comprehend what the dude was getting at. He could have been reviewing spaghetti for all we knew."

January 13, 2011 9:08 AM |


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