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The Magic Math

The Magic Math Humbly Suggest Living Is a Miracle

(Mathemagical Music; US: 24 Jan 2012; UK: Import)

At times reminiscent of Harry Nilsson, the Monkees, and other proud purveyors of unabashed pop music that had old-time-y leanings without new-time-y pretensions, the Magic Math is not above having a sense of humor—hey, this is a double EP, right? but it’s not so focused on having a good time that everything else falls apart. The first half (The Humble EP) is graced with “Living Is a Miracle”, “Can’t Wait”, “Abracadabra” and “King of the Rock Scene”. The second half, The Even More Humble EP includes highlights “Let’s Go Down to the Graveyard”, “On a Limb” and “The Lazy Loafer’s Lament”. The first, to these ears, is a little more fully realized but not necessarily better—just different, from a group that is delightful in its difference. Down home, homespun fun.

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Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as Ytsejam.com and Amazon.com.


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