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Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra
4.17
I grew up in Baltimore. Sun Ra was based in Philly during alotof of my adult yrs there. He played in Baltimore fairly often. There was a club on N Cha...more
not set
Jan 29, 2008
 
Banned in D C: Photos and Anecdotes from the DC Punk Underground
4.14
My initial review of this was 15160 characters - 5160 over the limit. I have to cut out over a 3rd of it. Looking thru it is like looking at a high sc...more
Jul 13, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
 
Tales from the Theory of Angels & the Norkinshot Reader
5.00
To those entirely too few people familiar w/ the work of Franz Kamin, any new release is practically an occasion for tolling bells from the steeple of...more
Jun 29, 2008
May 10, 2008
 
Bad Boy of Music
3.78
George Antheil is one of my favorite composers - even though I think most of his work is lousy. Why is he a favorite? Because he composed "Ballet Méch...more
not set
Feb 06, 2008
 
The Real Frank Zappa Book
4.15
When I discovered the music of Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention way back in 1970, I wasn't ready for it. W/in a few mnths I was all about it...more
not set
Feb 06, 2008
 
Lennon Remembers Rolling Stone Interview
4.12
review of:
Lennon Remembers - Rolling Stone Interview
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - February 6, 2008

After decades of not much caring about The Beatl...more
Aug 1972
Feb 06, 2008
 
OPEN SPACE 15/16
5.00
[This review is NOT elegant]

review of
OPEN SPACE 15/16
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, Practicing Promotextal - January 19-27, 2014

Once upon a time the...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
 
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
4.12
This review is a short version made to fit GoodReads' character limits. I strongly suggest that the reader read the FULL review under my profile's wri...more
Dec 09, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
 
Unicorn Mountain Volume 2
3.00
I'm not in the best of moods for writing a review right now so, alas, this fine publication will get somewhat short shrift. I've been hearing about Un...more
Sep 06, 2009
Sep 19, 2009
 
The Music of Arnold Schoenberg Volume Two
5.00
review of
The Music of Arnold Schoenberg Volume Two
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - October 26, 2011


I wdn't ordinarily write a review of a bk in a recor...more
Oct 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
SIX x ATE
4.00
review of
Casey Droege's SIX x ATE
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - February 6, 2013

I generally like people who make shit happen, esp when the shit th...more
Feb 05, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
 
OPEN SPACE 7
4.00
review of
The OPEN SPACE magazine issue 7
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - November 16 - December 1, 2012

[As is so often the case, my review is 'too l...more
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) "Systems Management"
5.00
Ok, this is my latest bk, my 12th (the 11th remains to be published), &, uh, YES, I'm going to give it a GREAT REVIEW - after all, if I didn't thi...more
Jul 15, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
 
The Music of Arnold Schoenberg Volume Three
5.00
review of
The Music of Arnold Schoenberg Volume Three
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - October 26, 2011

I'm reviewing 2 other LP boxset bklts here on Goo...more
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
The Music of Arnold Schoenberg Volume Eight
4.00
review of
The Music of Arnold Schoenberg Volume Eight
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - October 26, 2011


I only personally have volumes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, &...more
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
OPEN SPACE 12/13
4.00
review of
The OPEN SPACE magazine issue 12/13
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - October 29, 2011


WARNING: Most people will find this 'review' unbelievably...more
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
 
Bombay Gin 37:1
4.00
review of
Bombay Gin 37.1
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - November 14, 2011

One of the things that I still respect about Naropa University, despite it...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
 
Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition
4.05
A DI(diot's)Y's Guide to Iannis Xenakis' Formalized Music
dedicated to the memory of my friend James "Sarmad" Brody,
whose writings on Xenakis reached
...more
Mar 07, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
 
TO ASTONISH THE ROSES - 7 emails to Walter Branchi
5.00
review of
J. K. Randall's TO ASTONISH THE ROSES - 7 emails to Walter Branchi
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - September 29, 2013

[Oh, jeezy-peezy, I wi...more
Sep 28, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
 
Necessity Is...: The Early Years of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
3.52
A look at the early days of the Mothers of Invention from the perspective of the band members, recording engineers, producers, & the like. Given t...more
not set
Feb 06, 2008
 
Orgone Music - Visual Harmony
0.00
For those of you interested in graphic notation this wd be a nice addition to yr library. You won't find Beaulieu's work, or that of his collaborator...more
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
 
Stockhausen: A Biography
3.77
Stockhausen died in December, 2007. If you haven't heard any of the following pieces than I wholeheartedly encourage you to do so!!:

Drei Lieder
Sonati...more
not set
Feb 06, 2008
 
Cassette Mythos
4.40
Robin James, the editor of "Cassette Mythos", definitely knew his shit. I wonder if most people have forgotten about this since Thurston Moore's "Mix...more
Jan 1992
Feb 10, 2011
 
Sonic Meditations
4.43
I 1st heard the music of Oliveros on record w/ her "Phase I of IV" - a piece that's in some ways quite simple & wch almost immediately struck me a...more
not set
May 07, 2008
 
Stockhausen - Conversations with the Composer
4.39
One of many positive results of going thru my library to pick out bks to present via GoodReads as what I've read or am reading is that I get curious a...more
Mar 03, 2008
Feb 09, 2008
 
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
3.71
Before I read this translation of the libretto I read the Peter Branscombe translation that came w/ the recording of the 1951 Bayreuth Festival record...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
 
Breaking the Sound Barrier - A Critical Anthology of the New Music
3.60
Gregory Battcock was a primary NYC art world critic (if only in terms of being widely published) - somewhat in the same league as Lucy Lippard. I thin...more
not set
Feb 06, 2008
 
Popular Entertainments
3.00
Philip Corner is someone who's never made much of an impression on me. However, I take it for granted that anyone published in a Great Bear Pamphlet p...more
not set
Mar 20, 2008
 
Thousand-Mile Song: Whale Music In a Sea of Sound
3.45
It was a foregone conclusion that I'd give this the highest available rating. & there's so much that I cd write about it. But I doubt that I'll ba...more
Oct 19, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
 
Stockhausen on Music: Lectures and Interviews
4.14
I've been on a Stockhausen spree lately. I've compiled a list of all the pieces I've got recordings of by him, I've been looking at some scores, I've...more
not set
Feb 06, 2008
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