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Rock-n-Reading: The Words of Musicians
 
http://www.bestofneworleans.com/imag...ents_rec-1.jpg Storytelling is a staple of all New Orleans music ? from "St. James Infirmary" to "Life Under the Scope" ? so a spotlight on the words of its musicians seems long overdue. The lineup of this writers' group represents the broad spectrum of the city's other stable of wordsmiths: Mike Williams, rock journalist and guttural voice of metal giants EyeHateGod and Outlaw Order, who dispenses Southern discomfort from his 2005 volume Cancer as a Social Activity: Affirmations of World's End; New Orleanian Malkmus James Marler and 9th Ward bard Luke Allen, frontmen of Rotary Downs and the Happy Talk Band, respectively; and label head, wing chef and bounce chronicler 10th Ward Buck, who shares anecdotes from The Definition of Bounce: Between Ups and Downs in New Orleans.? [ Read more ]

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