Tag Archives: Magnetic Fields

A Performance with Merritt

The idea behind the Magnetic Fields’ 50 Song Memoir is that Stephin Merritt would write fifty songs, one for each year of his life. He’s actually fifty-one now, but these things take a while to coalesce. He’s premiering the songs … Continue reading

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Kelly Hogan’s Heroes

Kelly Hogan, I Like to Keep Myself in Pain – My now-wife and I used to see Neko Case at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia pretty often back before she graduated to larger venues. At one show, she was accompanied … Continue reading

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Djinni from the Block

The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathan Stroud – As you may recall, I had previously read the prequel to Stroud’s Bartimaeus Trilogy, but none of the books in the trilogy itself. I have now gotten around to reading the first … Continue reading

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Who Could Ask for Anything More?

I managed to get my hands on four more 2011 releases, so here they are: Stephin Merrit, Obscurities – A collection of B-sides and unreleased songs from Stephin Merritt’s various musical projects, including the Magnetic Fields, the 6ths, and the … Continue reading

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