Daily Archives: September 4, 2019

The Fan As Ambassador

For a variety of reasons, I tend to think seriously about the issue of fandom [1], not least because it is an issue which I find to be greatly important in surprising ways in our lives.  To say that one … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Song Machine

The Song Machine:  Inside The Hit Factory, by John Seabrook Reading this book did something strange, and that was make me feel sympathetic for most of the people involved in the song machine that goes on in contemporary pop music.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Maestros And Their Music

Maestros And Their Music:  The Art And Alchemy Of Conducting, by John Mauceri This book was a fascinating one to me for several reasons.  For one, I have long been involved in choral and orchestral music, since my youth in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide To Classical Music

The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide To Classical Music, by Tim Smith As a child I would listen to NPR because my grandmother liked to listen to classical music on the radio, and this book is precisely the sort of book … Continue reading

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