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2001 Stories by David Cook

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  • Zmrzlina

    published November 21, 2001

    Listening to Katastrophe Vol. 3, the newest offering from S.F. band Zmrzlina, is like going to a theater to see a noir thriller and getting... More >>

  • SF Music Awards 2001

    published October 17, 2001

    It was a strange experience putting this show together in the midst of so much turmoil. The timing was all wrong. I found myself sending out... More >>

  • Anticipation

    published September 19, 2001

    There is something mysteriously alluring about transitional spaces -- lobbies, train stations, airports -- that inadvertently draws our attention... More >>

  • Giving Pause

    published September 12, 2001

    They've stopped their sets to stage poetry readings, inciting a near-riot at clubs like the Bottom of the Hill. They've shown up as squares... More >>

  • Mad Scientist

    published July 18, 2001

    Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum stands naked in front of a screen on which fragmented colors morph and melt together. He moves his hands, covered in "motion... More >>

  • Working-Class Heroes

    published June 13, 2001

    They practice for years to get their chops "like hamburger." They build up a string of weeklies to support themselves, becoming gig whores for... More >>

  • Hear This

    published June 13, 2001

    Max Roach is known for being the leading drummer of the bebop movement, and justifiably so. He was the first to fully grasp the... More >>

  • International Flavor

    published April 25, 2001

    As Ezra Pound said about political speech, "Let the candidate fill his mind with the finest cadences he can discover, preferably in a foreign... More >>

  • Harmonic Convergence

    published April 11, 2001

    On a recent Sunday evening at a local club, a hootenanny of sorts broke out. Following a scheduled solo set by 86 bassist Joel Murach, several... More >>

  • Frankenstein -- It's Alive!

    published February 28, 2001

    In 1963, a little-known trombonist named Grachan Moncur III was quietly making history by pairing up with saxophonist Jackie McLean to make some... More >>

  • Character Crazy

    published January 31, 2001

    "The secret of writing is in the rhythm of urgency," noted Jack Kerouac. No Bay Area songwriter understands that principle better than Sonny... More >>

  • Return of the Kitman

    published January 3, 2001

    For almost 10 years, Scott Amendola has been quietly doing his part to hold up the drumming end of the local music scene. If you're an acid... More >>

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