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2000 Stories by Lawrence Kay

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  • Return to Hicksville

    published December 20, 2000

    "How can I miss you when you won't go away?" asks the catchy chorus to one of acoustic prankster Dan Hicks' most sardonic love songs, recorded way... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published December 13, 2000

    One of the strangest things about Ethiopian pop music is how little was ever recorded, and how easy it now is for you -- yes, you -- to hear the... More >>

  • Johnny Cash; Merle Haggard

    published November 22, 2000

    In rock and R&B, there's an obvious premium paid on youthfulness, and an almost reflexive disdain for old coots who keep in the game too long.... More >>

  • The 6ths

    published November 1, 2000

    By all accounts, Magnetic Fields main man Stephin Merritt is indie pop's ultimate renaissance man -- Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen, and the Human... More >>

  • Digging Up Roots

    published October 11, 2000

    Back in 1960, when he put out the first record on his tiny Arhoolie record label,... More >>

  • Tom Lehrer

    published October 11, 2000

    Tom Lehrer may be the most influential musical satirist of the past century. He was certainly one of the funniest, and one of the most widely... More >>

  • Caetano Veloso Singles

    published August 16, 2000

    In 1967, after 60 years of samba, a decade of bossa nova, and 36 months of military dictatorship, Brazilian pop culture erupted with its first... More >>

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