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2004 Stories by Tom Smucker

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  • Folkies Show How the Irish Saved Jesus's Birthday (This Year)

    published December 14, 2004

    Maybe there's finally enough Christmas music, or maybe it's election fallout. Exploring the Xmas intersection of cheesy and ironic? No thanks,... More >>

  • Wilsonian Democracy

    published September 21, 2004

    Thirty-seven years later, Brian Wilson has completed and released Smile. With the help of original collaborator Van Dyke Parks and Wilson's... More >>

  • Don't Blame Canada

    published August 24, 2004

    "A love letter to my Canadian heritage," K.D. Lang called Hymns of the 49th Parallel at Carnegie Hall in June. But it's a love letter sent... More >>

  • The Story Not the Song

    published August 17, 2004

    Red state or blue state, it's not the songs, it's the stories. The Great Epic spun by the Right Wing Talk Shows to angry conservative drive-time... More >>

  • The Joan Baez of Jazz

    published May 25, 2004

    Armstrong, Ellington, Parker, whatever. Elvis, Motown, Beatles, whatever. P-Funk, old-school, Jay-Z, whatever. The story in three chapters of our... More >>

  • A Manner of Speaking

    published May 4, 2004

    At the core, it's not about Loretta's revived career, Jack White's demographic reach, coal mining, feminism, marriage, guitars, or the aesthetics... More >>

  • The Review of Norah

    published February 10, 2004

    And it came to pass that in the new millennium, the son and his retainers rose up out of Texas, and the Court decreed they could ascend the throne... More >>

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