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February 18, 2012

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And let me say it was a joy to blog here this week. Many thanks to David & Stacey.

Michael,

I've been reading this week and have enjoyed and disagreed with most everything. On the Hold Steady, though, we are in accordance. Great stuff, good writing.

One of these days I am going to read one of your poems. I'll probably wrangle a review copy from Penguin. Maybe. Or maybe not.

And the fact that you like Black Metal makes me fear I am not hip enough. I like it too, but I like shit that's loud.

Ah, Craig just wrote to inform me r. of the n. stands for Revenge of the Nerds. Of course. Of course.

Thank you Michael. I hope you will consider a return engagement.

I love what you said about the deep listening we used to do back in the day. I remember the intense experience of buying an album (usually at Korvette's - they were cheap and my allowance didn't go far), putting it on my rickety plastic record player, and listening to the whole thing while reading and re-reading the lyrics on the album cover (oh the joy of a double album, opened like a book on my bedroom floor!). You can't do that with a CD, and you certainly can't do it with an MP3 file. Sigh.

One of these days you are going to read all the poems, Anthony, all the poems there are. On that day you will agree with everything I have ever said or am likely ever to say.

I'm a huge fan of Separation Sunday. Though - and feel free to disagree - Stuck Between Stations is really only the second best Berryman-wagging song of 2007-2008. For my money, John Allyn Smith Sails, off of Okkervil River's Stage Names takes that prize. Though, in those years, Finn and Sheff were pretty much duking it out for top-of-the-rock-lyricist heap.

Who can't remember Craig for his life changing band? I am a bit jealous of the opportunity you have with him. I love Hold Steady band.

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