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Am I Early? XTC, “Earn Enough For Us” (1986)

You can’t always assume you’ll be welcome if you arrive earlier than expected. In music, at least, there are some generally good ways to grab your audience by showing up early, some of which have been discussed on this site: … Continue reading

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The Saddest but Greatest Chorus: The Band, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” (1969)

A musical tone can be appreciated as beautifully smooth (or nicely husky or buzzy) compared with all the sounds that don’t register as musical.  But the most important property it has is its categorical distinction from “background” sound.  Like articulate … Continue reading

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