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"[T]he demise of good music" might have been a better subject.
Thanks for the heads-up, Lisa, you're a much more attentive blogger/reader than me!
Does this mean we can expect more inciteful reviews from you?
Okay, THAT is just annoying. I typed a comment, pressed enter and it all disappeared.What I was trying to say in response to Joe was that to write better gig reviews I will have to get back in the habit of actually attending some gigs! Shame on me...
Aw, Lisa! You gotta get down your local plastic beer glass emporium & dig some new sounds, I don't think I've read any gig reviews on here & I'd be mighty interested to see what you come up with. Most gig reportage is poor for one very simple reason; it's very hard to do it well. I love going to watch live music, and I love writing about it, but describing the experience without resorting to the formula outlined in my post is pretty tough. If you're reviewing a book or an LP you are expected to say what the text MEANS; apparently people do not think the same is true of reviewing live rock music; a list of what happened and in what order is generally enough. And if I read another review which begins "I arrived at the venue..." Jeez. OF COURSE YOU ARRIVED AT THE VENUE! IT'S SORT OF A GIVEN!! YOUR BEING AT THE GIG COMES AS A DIRECT RESULT OF YOU HAVING ARRIVED THERE AT SOME POINT!! THIS IS EXTRANEOUS INFOTMATION!! (I don't know if capital letters are regarded as rude in BLOGWORLD, I apologise if they are.)
Hi PaulHmm... well, I've not ENTIRELY been without gig reviews (though they have been more sparce than I would like... Cloud has some more on some of the ones we attended)Still, here are some links for you to mock/read:Sons & Daughters / DelgadosRootsMistys Big Adventure / Persil / MelysRufus Wainwright (where I first encountered Anna - albeit indirectly!)Pere UbuNot much and I have been to others in the period of this blog - but lacking reviews ... sorry.
Thanks lisa for attractive postings. These links are really helpful.
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