The Big City

”The more susbtantial an individual’s aesthetic experience is, the sounder his taste, the sharper his moral focus, the freer—though not necessarily the happier—he is.."

Over the past five years or so, I’ve gotten deeply into the blues. It took me a long time to get at the core of what’s happening, the fantastic range of nuance, the layers of meaning, and especially the utter lack of fucking bullshit. You cannot bullshit with the blues. It is one of the few cures in the arsenal of resistance to the crushing bullshit of late-capitalist, decadent America. Dig it.

“I strongly disagree with much of…this essay…but it’s incredibly well-written and thought-provoking, and definitely worth a read. This is the kind of writing that I would hold up as a perfect example of why blogs are not merely fun and interesting, but also serious and important.”

Judd Greenstein

“I dig the jacket!”

Kurt Elling

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