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[vinylsighting] A banjo underground...

[vinylsighting] A banjo underground...


Years ago, while still ensconced in my former life as a music industry stooge (and proudly so), I was in a meeting with legendary polka...
By Brad San Martin  |  December 11, 2011
[vinylsighting] Travels in the South

[vinylsighting] Travels in the South


Let me open with an apology: The metaphorical pause-button had to be depressed onto VinylSighting for a few weeks whilst I relocated. And, as any...
By Brad San Martin  |  November 27, 2011
[vinylsighting] The Kid is Alright

[vinylsighting] The Kid is Alright


 The contradictions reconciled so expertly by audio auteur AUGUST DARNELL (aka KID CREOLE) ensure that his stuff has weathered the years supremely well: skeletal (bass...
By Brad San Martin  |  September 18, 2011
[vinylsighting] Sideman Serenade

[vinylsighting] Sideman Serenade


You’re successful in a certain undersung capacity. Maybe you write the songs, but don’t sing them. Maybe you provide some hot guitar, bass, clavinet, or...
By Brad San Martin  |  August 21, 2011
[vinylsighting] Minimalisn't

[vinylsighting] Minimalisn't


In the steady march from the 12-inch square LP and the 7-inch single to the 5-inch CD booklet and, lastly, the 300x300 jpg, certain effects...
By Brad San Martin  |  August 07, 2011
[vinylsighting] From punk scrawls to duck calls...

[vinylsighting] From punk scrawls to duck calls...


 Welcome back to VinylSighting, where the celebration continues with a random sampling. I wracked my feeble, heat-addled brain for a while trying to uncover some...
By Brad San Martin  |  July 24, 2011


[vinylsighting] Record collecting with Brad San Martin: An introduction

[vinylsighting] Record collecting with Brad San Martin: An introduction


It’s an image no one really wants to be associated with: pasty and hunched beneath a bare light bulb, in the basement of a house...
By Brad San Martin  |  July 13, 2011
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Review: Kevin Dunn | No Great Lost: Songs 1979–1985

Casa Nueva Industries (2010)
Casa Nueva Industries (2010)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 17, 2010