Category Archives: Music Theory

About music, in theory. And lawyers, too.

Country, Blue Grass and Bereft

If there’s a rock and roll heaven, Hilly’s sitting there talking about how it used to be better in the ’70s. Continue reading

Posted in Music Theory |

The Bruce of Bruce

At least, I think it’s Thunder Road. But don’t get me started. Continue reading

Posted in Music Theory |

Thongwriting 101

Overheard at the bar of a well-known East Village venue. Well-Known Local Songwriter #1: “What about motherfucker then?” Well-Known Local Songwriter #2: “No, no that won’t work; it has four syllables, it won’t fit a classic meter. Cocksucker, on the … Continue reading

Posted in Music Theory |

St. Paul Travelers

Coach Said Not To turns out to be a rambling, rangy, oddball, iconoclastic, curious, kitschy, and fetching outfit, with ropy songs that sometime lope and sometimes clatter about and generally get twisty in interesting ways. Continue reading

Posted in Music Theory |

Present Under Glass

A Brooklyn beginner glimpsed in Texas turns in a killer show on the Lower East Side, and I discover that I can’t say “foolish consistency” without thinking immediately of Idiot George. Continue reading

Posted in About Last Night, Music Theory |

Pressletyzing

Everything you always wanted to know about South by Southwest, and were hoping I wouldn’t tell you. Continue reading

Posted in Music Theory |

Zipper Slices

E-Z Tuesdays with Ethan Lipton and Zero Boy: sounds, pictures, it’s almost like being there. Which I was, and you were not. Continue reading

Posted in About Last Night, Music Theory |

Almost Famous

Next time someone says I look like Elvis, maybe I should kick them. Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Music Theory |

Take Me Out To The SXSW Ball Game

And so it comes to pass, South by Southwest 2005 comes to a close with the traditional barbecue and softball game (Print Media routs Club Bookers 14 to 3) on this sunny Sunday afternoon. Linus will explore the barbecue issues … Continue reading

Posted in About Last Night, Music Theory |

If it’s Thursday, it must be Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards returns to SXSW. Also, Slaid Cleaves, Martha Wainwright, Tracy Bonham, and the ghost of Rocky Erikson, among others. And a nice little barleywine from Lovejoy’s to round up the day.

Posted in About Last Night, Music Theory |