Taylor Swift, the Pinnacle of American Culture, Failure, Video of the Year

So there is definitely worse music than Swift’s. For her what I’ll say is that like most popular pop music, her tunes are bland and easy to endure. They waft somewhere just overhead, not quite out of reach, before floating away.

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The Music Book from Dave O’Leary set for fall 2014 Release on Booktrope

The Music Book is a story of loss, of fear and loneliness, of a mutable past. But most of all it’s about music as a force, as energy, as a creator of possibility. What might come from the sound of an A chord played just so?

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