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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?

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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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