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If you’ve bookmarked or linked to my old musoscribe.com site — the archive website wherein I collected all of my my music-related writing up through May 2009 — then you’ve been redirected here instead. NEARLY ALL of my music writing from the beginning through this moment is now brought together here. The SEARCH box at your right (or below if you’re on a mobile device) will help you quickly find a specific topic from among the more than 3500 4500+ pieces here.
Somebody — we think it was either Elvis Costello or Frank Zappa; recent evidence suggests Martin Mull…nobody’s sure (Update 2015: Thelonious Monk?) — famously said that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” Well, so be it. And speaking of ol’ Frank, it really was him who defined rock journalism as “people who can’t write, interviewing people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read.” With that in mind, I offer blog.musoscribe.com as my own humble addition to that proud tradition.
In Summer 2009, I (Bill Kopp) began this blog; it’s updated with new content — reviews, essays, interviews, features and whatnot — every business day. And that’s been the case for years. In 2018 I went to seven days a week. Go explore!
One more thing: my old site contained a list — no longer updated — of unofficial/ROIO recordings that may or may not be part of my permanent collection. Nobody’s saying. That’s gone; this is all that remains.
All told, there are countless hours (mainly because no one’s counted ’em) of reading to be found in this archive.
While you’re here, please check out the latest information about my first book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon, published by Rowman & Littlefield and still available in hardcover, paperback and digital formats. And my second book, Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave, is out now as well, with a new unabridged audiobook version available as well. Third book’s coming in 2024.
I hope you find the site entertaining, and perhaps even useful.