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questions for the editor

After reading this article.

What exactly is the Senior Pop Critic of a major publication doing looking to nostalgia acts as though they’re the vanguard? Does he also stand in defiance of the Victrola, which in its hollow re-creation surely rends the emotion from the singers voice? He doesn’t hear “fun and adventure” in, of all people, the gleefully mercurial Lil Wayne? He attacks smoothness as a production choice as though it’s still 1978? And then he credits a relentlessly pleasant wallpaper album like “Raising Sand” as the best record of 2007? Is he accustomed to being taken seriously?


About Justin Jacoby Smith

I’m Justin Jacoby Smith. Some people call me “hoosteen.” I live just outside Washington, DC. I like punk rock & country songs. I’m a data monkey. I Occupy DC, because a better world is possible. I’m a cohost & contributor for Voices of the 99%. I’ve served on the editorial board of the DC Mic Check. I briefly developed digital strategy for The Parley. I write poems. Sometimes I get published. Dig it.

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