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1998 Stories by Adam St. James

Archives: 1998
  • The Breath of the Blues

    published November 5, 1998

    The harmonica is a curious instrument. Palm-size and usually made without moving parts, it looks so simple, like a toy. Mastering one should... More >>

  • The Godfather of Jazz-Lite

    published September 24, 1998

    In their dreams young musicians bask comfortably and happily in the luxury of immense success. Those REM-induced illusions can be mapped out... More >>

  • Rude, Rude Rudy

    published August 13, 1998

    Robbie Gennet's piano melodies are disarming little devils. The creamy rhapsodies trickling from his keyboard sound so classically familiar, so... More >>

  • Progressive Punks

    published June 11, 1998

    The punk rock genre has been getting a little formulaic lately. Various bigtime California bands -- Green Day, Rancid, Offspring, Bad Religon --... More >>

  • Ska Shall Overcome

    published April 9, 1998

    Porkpie hats and checkered suits make for great video imagery. So do stretchy-tubed trombones and overamped pseudopunks twisting their wiry frames... More >>

Archives: 1998
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