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Old 01.20.2010, 05:02 PM   #41
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Bill Orcutt: Just got an interview request from German radio (WDR) to discuss this subject
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Old 01.20.2010, 07:40 PM   #42
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Bill Orcutt: Just got an interview request from German radio (WDR) to discuss this subject

Where do you get all this Bill Orcutt info?




Pouncey, never really liked his writing found it to be kind of someone writing without really having the extensive frame of reference that his subject matter needs, cf that piece in the Wire a few years ago about "Subterranean Metal", plus lacking in any kind of charisma, which ties in with what glice says.
Pretty much I think that if you can't write as well as and don't have the encyclopaedic knowledge of Byron Coley, Joe Carducci, or Tom Lax then you shouldn't bother writing about rock music.
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Old 01.21.2010, 01:10 AM   #43
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I get the information from his facebook page.
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Old 01.21.2010, 02:09 AM   #44
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I get the information from his facebook page.

...aaaand that's what i was just about to ask, and where to find the record, and all-- thanks for the recommendation, & the reference, etc.
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Old 01.21.2010, 02:29 AM   #45
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Palilalia Records repressed it and you can buy it from their website.
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Old 01.21.2010, 05:06 PM   #46
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hi im a new user on this forum and it looks like there are tons of little girls here with fragile self esteems who don't seem to understand even the most obvious attempts at baiting who should i have respect for here

But in all honesty that letter is total masturbation. As is the original review. Whatever.

also hi im new my posts will have lots of content

edit: hi bill orcutt
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Old 05.21.2010, 05:44 PM   #47
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Interesting letter, thanks, just got around to reading it.

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Old 05.21.2010, 06:50 PM   #48
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encyclopaedic knowledge of Byron Coley, Joe Carducci, or Tom Lax then you shouldn't bother writing about rock music.

Just to pick up on this - Coley is a great writer, but I think his virtue is in the self-contained logic of his ridiculous adjectives. He's clearly very knowledgeable, but then I reckon Pencil/ Pouncey is pretty up there. The problem with Pouncey - and Wire writers in general - is that there's this sense that namechecking is somehow a critical analysis. There are some very nuanced writers there - I really like Brian Morley - but a lot of them (as the letter at the beginning of this thread alludes to) write in this cod-academic style that's not massively helpful. If anyone knows of any mags that do look at a similar field to the Wire in a properly academic way, I'd be grateful to know. I pick up the odd jazz or classical mag, but the subject matter gets quite tiring for me.
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Old 05.21.2010, 08:44 PM   #49
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Edwin Pouncy used to be fine when writing for Forced Exposure but his style really suffered when he went to the Wire. And as seems to be the view of most who've met him, not a particularly likeable man.
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Old 05.21.2010, 08:57 PM   #50
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I have very little formal knowledge in terms of music, have never read The Wire, and realize that this thread is older than gmku's balls; so this letter could not possibly be of any less interest to me.

But, I just wanna say that both GD, and NR seem like pretty cool guys - especially when considering the rest of the human population. Not one member on here is nearly as big of a twat, as most of the imbeciles I know in real life. It's a shame that cheap jollies are so easily absorbed from pointless, online bickering.
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Old 09.16.2010, 03:52 PM   #51
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Bill Orcutt guest DJs on KUSF tomorrow from 3-4pm
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Old 09.16.2010, 03:55 PM   #52
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Old 09.16.2010, 04:18 PM   #53
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Cecil Taylor is really something else. Any criticism of him is pretty unwarranted, IMO, that is, if that is what that letter was sayin (?)
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Old 09.16.2010, 06:25 PM   #54
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no the letter was criticizing the reviewer for comparing bill orcutt to cecil taylor without giving any real evidence that the comparison is warranted
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Old 09.16.2010, 06:38 PM   #55
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Bill Orcutt guest DJs on KUSF tomorrow from 3-4pm

Cheers. 3-4pm UK time?
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Old 09.16.2010, 07:15 PM   #56
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Old 09.17.2010, 04:07 AM   #57
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Old 09.17.2010, 05:11 AM   #58
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Old 09.17.2010, 05:14 AM   #59
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Did you watch that video of him playing in WFMU's toilet. Amazing, better than the record imo.
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Old 09.17.2010, 05:38 AM   #60
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