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February 2009 in Black Lamb

Volume 7, Number 2 — February 2009

February 1st, 2009

The All-Music Issue

In our cover article, Terry Ross recounts his history as the world’s only One-Man Audience for contemporary classical music. In our page two feature, Coda, Ian Archer describes the end of his career as a professional musician. In My career in music, Dean Suess recalls hilarious experiences singing at weddings and funerals.

Gillian Wilce reflects with pleasure on the ubiquity of music in our lives in For all seasons. In The food of love… or something, Ed Goldberg reprises the history of popular music as seen through his own record collecting. Toby Tompkins writes of his love affair with the guitar in Recessional. William Bogert wishes that The pendulum for popular music would swing back toward Broadway. In Once upon a time, Elizabeth Hart says that music is “part of the air we breathe.” Greg Roberts decries the despoiling of authentic musical traditions in Soul snuffers. In Follow the bouncing ball, Rod Ferrandino describes a mind filled to brim with pop music trivia. Leslie Russell writes that in her life she is At the mercy of sound waves. In Arabesque, Rosemary McLeish examines a single piece by Claude Debussy and its presence throughout her life. Basketball coach Dan Peterson reveals his enthrallment with early rock and roll in Jubilee days. In Musics, David Maclaine reflects on the various sorts of music he has come to love. Our Honorary Black Lambs column honors the original essayist, Michel de Montaigne, on his birthday. In Wretched Excess, we offer yet another product from the Whole Whog Catalog, the Blowhard™ Musical Blow Dryer. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall avers that good music is worth paying attention to, not using as a background. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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