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1999 Stories by Thomas Peake

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  • Hitting That Long Mental Note

    published December 9, 1999

    Trumpeter Hugh Ragin could tell stories for days -- if he didn't have so many people to see and places to be. But press him a little, lend him... More >>

  • Mingus Big Band

    published December 2, 1999

    Presidential candidate Steve Forbes claims to be "an outsider who's not a part of the political process." Jerry Lawler, professional wrestler and... More >>

  • Access Denio

    published November 18, 1999

    At an age where most students of music were adopting a methodical paint-by-numbers approach to learning, singer/composer/audio... More >>

  • Cocked and Loaded

    published November 4, 1999

    Even for those who were more into Speed Racer and Toughskins than the Sex Pistols when they invaded America, there was a time when... More >>

  • Genre Divide

    published September 30, 1999

    For the unwitting punk-rock aesthete, happening upon Sweep the Leg Johnny in a crowded dive bar can be startling. The four unassuming lads from... More >>

  • Mose Better Blues

    published August 12, 1999

    After almost fifty years in the spotlight, Mose Allison remains a pianist, singer and songwriter with a dilemma. It seems that the blues roots of... More >>

  • Playlist

    published August 5, 1999

    Tortoise and the Ex In the Fishtank (Konkurrent/Touch and Go) The only commonality between Tortoise and the Ex, apart from the... More >>

  • The Man and His Symbols

    published July 29, 1999

    Underneath the dulcet pop sensibility of Robyn Hitchcock's vast repertoire lurk some potentially unsettling images: having one's soul dry-cleaned,... More >>

  • Playlist

    published July 15, 1999

    Cibo Matto Stereo Type A (Warner Bros.) The latest serving from Cibo Matto has a tough meal to follow. The band's debut, 1996's... More >>

  • The World Accordion to Guy

    published July 8, 1999

    Composer and accordionist Guy Klucevsek makes music of a very high order--but in some ways, he sees his work as kid stuff. In 1988 he was asked to... More >>

  • Art and Hovercraft

    published June 17, 1999

    Seattle's Hovercraft remains best known not for its fascinating instrumental music, but for the love life of bassist Sadie 7, aka Beth Liebling,... More >>

  • In the Guralnick of Time

    published June 3, 1999

    The Tom Guralnick Trio makes challenging music--but that doesn't mean that Guralnick, an Albuquerque saxophonist, is insulted when people actually... More >>

  • Greatest Schiz

    published May 6, 1999

    The scene is a self-serve copy shop on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago, the time is several years ago, and the protagonist is Wesley Willis, beloved... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 6, 1999

    Joey McIntyre Stay the Same (C2 Records) If you needed any more proof that musical cycles are swirling faster than ever before,... More >>

  • Playlist

    published April 8, 1999

    Virginia Rodrigues Sol Negro (Hannibal) As the global village shrinks, strife seems to grow, and terrorism, trade tiffs and... More >>

  • Strings Attached

    published February 18, 1999

    Most musicians tend to avoid arguments about centuries-old nomenclature such as "chamber music," but not David Balakrishnan, violinist and... More >>

  • Inside Out There

    published January 28, 1999

    Marc Sabatella is camped on a slippery musical slope. He refers to this location as the "outside shore" of today's jazz mainstream, and it's an... More >>

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