Making a List, Checking it Twice
A forgotten oldie is like a long lost friend
On Choosing The Pictures To Illustrate Steve Crawford’s “Greatest Songs” Series
the king of cutting to the chase
Country Music History – Essential Releases of 2016, Part II
the final entry in my fourteen month project
Music Book Of The Year: Steve Crawford’s “1000 Essential Songs From The 1970s”
He lets the songs speak for themselves by not throwing conceptual shadow on them.
Robert Christgau: In The City
Which leads me to Christgau the rock critic, who once wrote of Costello “all wordplay as swordplay” –a phrase I still use. As is this one, which only I own since he said it in reference to a pan of Visage (more or less –I think I was a little ambivalent) I’d written for the Voice: “They aren’t invading Poland”…. A phrase I’ve used ever since whenever somebody is over reacting. And… MICK JAGGER SHOULD WRAP UP HIS PENIS AND GO HOME.
Steve Crawford’s “1000 Essential Songs From The 1970s” Reviewed
Crawford’s book is not unlike the man himself, he seems unassuming but he takes you by surprise, he doesn’t shout in his writing, he lets his wide knowledge and wry humor work for him. He expects you to appreciate his writing and you? You’ll dip into it with Spotify on, and before you know it hours have passed