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Georgia Christgau

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  • 10 years ago

    Townes Van Zandt the songwriter pricks up the ears. The road-loving bandit of "Pancho & Lefty" wears his "skin like iron," and his "breath's as hard as kerosene." The guy who has better things to do in "Waitin' 'Round to Die," inspired by his runa...

  • 10 years ago

    I bet Liz Phair long ago identified with the girl whose tits were too big in fifth grade just as she did with the one who was good at math. She internalized the threat they posed and enjoyed the way they messed with other people's expectations. Th...

  • 12 years ago

    Reaching its peak in the 1970s, the Other Woman song pitted two females against each other, but at least it got them talking. Before Millie Jackson thanked her rival for washing her man's funky drawers, no woman had ever gotten out of doing housew...

  • 15 years ago

    Her voice has the tensile strength of a tuning fork, she can sing louder and softer than many who have come before and after her, and she's the Queen of Remorse. She pushed herself away from duets with country greats and toward interpretations of ...

  • 17 years ago

    Picture a game of dress-up where everyone agrees to act out Little Women, and you'll get the concept of The McGarrigle Hour: fun by the book, steeped in love and history, a sentimentalization of family that in other hands might have been suspect, ...