“We just had ourselves a little Journey moment…”!‏ By Tom Kipp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObJbi4mK35k

I’ve been outta the loop re: many of my favorite magazines for a spell, especially those I normally buy at the newsstand.

So I missed several iterations of Greil Marcus’ “Real Life Rock Top Ten” (A MONTHLY COLUMN OF EVERYDAY CULTURE AND FOUND OBJECTS) in THE BELIEVER, which ranks 10 . . . → Read More: “We just had ourselves a little Journey moment…”!‏ By Tom Kipp

Xgau on Greil’s Masked Marauders Hoax!‏ By Tom Kipp

Thought you might enjoy this early Christgau piece (Village Voice, Jan. 1970, see attachment), which makes some interesting points and distinctions re: what you and I now refer to as “Conceptual Panache”, and about the late-Sixties Music Biz more generally!

 

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Greil Marcus discusses new book, “When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening To Van Morrison”

The passage below is from an interview with Greil Marcus posted on Blogcritics.org concerning “When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison“:

“It is at the heart of Morrison’s presence as a singer,” Marcus asserts, “that when he lights on certain sounds, certain small moments inside a song…can then suggest whole . . . → Read More: Greil Marcus discusses new book, “When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening To Van Morrison”

Robert Christgau’s last Consumer Guide – Tom Kipp

7/01/2010 – from the great Tom Kipp:

I always suspected ol’ Bob would bow out in the anniversary month of CG. [July 1969 seems longer ago than EVER right now.]

And, after the conversation we had about Consumer Guide in 2006, driving back to his hotel from Greil and Jenny Marcus’ dinner party . . . → Read More: Robert Christgau’s last Consumer Guide – Tom Kipp