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Calendar, Night&Day Playing Music Backwards

Playing Music Backwards

Normally, people make a record and then go out and play the songs from that record. It’s a fine way to do things, but now that we think about it, why don’t people do it the other way around sometimes,…
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Music, Reviewed Myles Boisen

Myles Boisen

The blues is more than a folk-music form derived from the post-slavery African-American experience. It's the deep-feeling essence of the human spirit longing to be free. Of course, Myles Boisen knows a bit about freedom, having made a name for…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pollock on the Guitar

Pollock on the Guitar

Unlike typical guitarists, who generally approach their instrument as a tool for strumming chords, picking solos, or making a ruckus with lots of electro-gadgets, Myles Boisen regards his primary axe -- a simply amped six-string -- as a palette of…
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Music, Tales from the Junkyard

Tales from the Junkyard

At the first sight of Alco Iron & Metal Co, Gino Robair's heart rate spikes and his eyes glass over like a Toys R Us kid on a holiday bender. The found-sound percussionist loves to climb all over the San…
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Short Circuit

The Closure of the "Dark Circle Lounge Series," with the Splatter Trio Hotel Utah Tuesday, Jan. 14 "There's never been more than 7 1/2 people at the end of a Splatter Trio show," quipped an incredulous Myles Boisen shortly after…
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Marianne Faithfull A Secret Life (Island) Back in 1987, a reviewer described Strange Weather as "music to slit your wrists by" -- which then delighted Marianne Faithfull. But the times, they've been a-changing, and A Secret Life is hardly a…
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