I was listening to Sinatra's "I Get a Kick Out of You" a little while ago.  It really is an amazing example of what so called "pop" music used to be.  From the top down or the bottom up it is a masterpiece: The great, great Cole Porter's song and lyrics; some of the best musicians around playing the amazingly superb arrangement; state of the art recording technology; Sinatra in his prime.  Every aspect of the recording is excellent.  How did we get from the most sophisticated musical culture the world has ever known to three chords and a capo?  

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Art Plotnik January 03, 2013 @05:34 pm
 

I'm blaming the Republicans.

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