Month: October 2009

I sit down and write a brand-new rhyme

Beethoven’s early believers. The Transcendentalists’ Ludwig Van.
Boston Globe, October 25, 2009.

What you hear is not a chorus. “Rapper’s Delight” and the vestige of minstrelsy.
Boston Globe, October 25, 2009.

Updates in this space have pretty much dropped off the radar, haven’t they? But at least I’m keeping busy. (The first article previews Chapter 4 of the ever-impending book; if I can get “Rapper’s Delight” in there as well, I’ll at least have reached new levels of expressive tangentiality.)