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Have Yourself A Quiet Little Christmas: Year End Music Reviews

by Paul Ashby The holidays: a time to reflect with family, enjoy cozy nights indoors with blustery weather beating at the door, imbibe festive drink and hearty seasonal fare, celebrate surviving yet another year, endure exploitative ads and other craven commercialization, and fight insane traffic and all manner of undue sensory bombardment. ‘Tis the season! But where can one turn

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Music, Mind and Meaning

About a million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the mega-continent, I was a PhD student at the University of Maryland, studying Philosophy. Yes, Philosophy. And no, I had no plans to open a “Philosophy and Tackle Shop” (ha ha, Dad). Anyway, I was happily blending a pair of disciplines, Cognitive Neuroscience with the Philosophy of Science (I had lots of opinions),

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Johnny Cash, “American Recordings”

I can’t remember why or exactly when I picked up this 2002 remaster/reissue of this 1994 release. The music seems live (you can hear the audience on at least one track), but the whole of the disc is just Cash and his guitar. It’s fantastic. This is by far my favorite album of his. Each song is deliciously stripped back

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