Author Archives: andrew.anderson

Forward In All Directions!

When someone says “World Music,” I usually think of field recordings. That sounds like a dismissal, yet some of my favorite records fall squarely in that category. But the group I’m here to tell you about is groundbreaking outfit that … Continue reading

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A Holiday Movie For Grownups

I almost used the title “An Adult Holiday Movie,” but that very much sends the wrong message (you think I’ll be recommending Bad Santa–if I’m lucky). I also thought of “The Holiday Movie That Time Forgot,” but that’s an overstatement. … Continue reading

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Pepping? Yes, PEPPING!

Undiscovered Artists, Take Heart It often seems there are good reasons for an artist’s obscurity. Passing over “maybe they weren’t any good” as a good reason, maybe they just didn’t produce much work; maybe they worked in a medium or … Continue reading

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Mozart’s Great, But I Really Need This Job!

A friend, convinced that listening to classical music makes you smart (or at least inhibits tendencies in the opposite direction), asked me for some recommendations. He was preparing to interview for a high-level editor’s job, and the process involved some … Continue reading

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Browse This Film!

Following up, for once Some time back, I mentioned Peter Greenaway’s film The Falls—how it is one of my favorite films, how it consists of 92 biographies of some interconnected people, blah blah blah.  From all the uproar, I gather that … Continue reading

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