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Almost Dionysian Almost Free

Almost Dionysian Almost Free

Rockers get to be Dionysian. It’s their thing. No one expects them to add the Apollonian, though they must to create music objects, or create as individual artists. They must. But the Dionysian is what their fans want, see, expect – in concerts, at least. Do they expect the same things when they sit at home, alone, listening to records of the same singer, the same band? Right now, as of 2009, it is probably true that musicians can combine…

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Joyous Ode to Rock N Roll

Joyous Ode to Rock N Roll

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool. – Lester Bangs Almost Famous is Cameron Crowe’s love song to an era, the end of that era (1973), and a back to the future call to what comes next. His film is both highly personal for him and for anyone who lost/loses themselves in music, grew up with that immersion, or dreams of a life of freedom and abandon on the…

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