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Ed Whitelock

Ed Whitelock is a professor of English at Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA, just 106 miles southwest of Philomath.  He is co-author, with David Janssen, of Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music (2009) from the PopMatters imprint of Soft Skull Press.


Reviews

Sunday, December 14 2014

Old 97s: Hitchhike to Rhome

Twenty years on, the Old 97’s see their indie debut re-released in deluxe packaging by Omnivore. It’s worth the plunge.


Thursday, December 11 2014

Madeleine Peyroux: Keep Me in Your Heart Awhile: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux

Choosing the busker over the diva role, Madeleine Peyroux’s eclectic 20-year career is highlighted on this collection of jazz vocal non-standards.


Wednesday, December 3 2014

Nora Guthrie: My Name Is New York: Ramblin' Around Woody Guthrie's Town

An engrossing biographical travelogue that provides a unique perspective on both Woody Guthrie and a long lost New York City


Monday, November 17 2014

Billy Sharff: This Side of Town

An independent artist looking for ears. You'd do well to lend him yours for a listen.


Wednesday, November 12 2014

Scarred But Smarter: The Life 'n' Times of Drivin' n' Cryin'

An excellent documentary of a deserving band. Thirty years down a long road, the band is still driving with tears in their eyes and telling stories worth hearing.


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