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Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra
4.17
really liked it
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
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Jan 29, 2008
 
Banned in D C: Photos and Anecdotes from the DC Punk Underground
4.21
liked it
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
 
Bad Boy of Music
3.85
liked it
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
 
Improvisation Rites: from John Cage's 'Song Books' to the Scratch Orchestra's 'Nature Study Notes'. Collective practices 2011 - 2017
5.00
it was amazing
review of
Stefan Szczelkun's Improvisation Rites: from John Cage's 'Song Books' to the Scratch Orchestra's 'Nature Study Notes'. Collective practices
...more
Dec 18, 2017
Dec 25, 2017
 
The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life
3.68
it was ok
Well.. I know Cage's work better than most, I reckon, & this is the only Cage bio I've read.. but I'm sure every other one must be better. In othe ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2008
 
Stockhausen - Conversations with the Composer
4.17
it was amazing
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
 
The Real Frank Zappa Book
4.15
really liked it
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
 
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
4.20
liked it
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
 
Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition
4.04
it was amazing
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
 
Tales from the Theory of Angels & the Norkinshot Reader
5.00
it was amazing
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
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