Valle Crucis, the latest Golconda, comes out Friday. Want to be notified the second it’s available? Why not subscribe to my newsletter? It only hits every couple months. Reviews have been positive. Vol. 17 to come on Friday.
Voila, the Valle Crucis cover art, by mysterious Réunion Island artist Po Nwar:
I used to think the key to songwriting was understanding the IV chord.
Then I realized that the key to songwriting was understanding the V chord.
Only now am I coming to grips with the truth, that the key to songwriting is understanding the I chord.
Playing through the early Beethoven piano sonatas this summer--opus 7, opus 10 no. 3—is a little like spending high school obsessing over the later Beatles records, then hearing “Please Please Me” again and realizing that before they were ever conceptualists, first they were a great rock and roll band.
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