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Thursday, May 17, 2007

[this started out as a post about writing; hence the image of an ancient palimpsest. ]

An email from my friend Jay Sherman-Godfrey, on an early poptimist volley (and I do love that song he mentions):

Picked up the Best of Eric Carmen CD at Malcolm's school's flea
market. "All By Myself," based on Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto, is
really a good song. The rest I am taking in, trying to listen past
the the production.

In the liner notes, David Wild, ID'd as Music Editor for Rolling Stone,
in a one sentence prologue to his track by track analysis
entitled "Eric Carmen: A Fan's Notes," begins, "Ladies and
gentlemen, pop is not a dirty word." It's dated 1988.

(I don't know how this looks in your browser, but on the preview screen, the text obliterates part of the image, palimpsestically.)
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