H(ear)

Music Writing...

(from 2004)

 

H(ear) is an online music column and book consisting of interviews, chapters, and investigations written by Carson Arnold. As a freelance writer for various magazines and liner notes, living in the woods of Vermont, Carson widely encourages one to submit their art, writing or any interesting piece of material that you would like to share. H(ear) is accepting both promos and demos for review or any other valuable music-related subjects. If you wish to make a comment or would like to receive H(ear) weekly by email please contact Carson at carsonliveshere@yahoo.com

Thanks and enjoy!

 

...This is Paul talking to ya in this column of space at the end of Matt and Peter's year's-best sharings. And my answer is: the true spirit of Crawdaddy is alive in the music writings of Carson Arnold, found at the above web addresses. He has excellent taste and is a keen and sincere listener, and true music lover. Alas, his writings often veer into incoherence just when he seems ready to tell us the secret of the age, what fine music old and new sounds like and means to a discerning 19-year-old who is awake and paying attention at this moment. A few small tastes...Etc. Go read Carson. And let him turn you on to Dead Prez, as he's doing to me, his passion and sense of connection and unwillingness to buy into bullshit are so palpable...There's a tremendous wealth of music-lovin' truthtelling and personal reporting in his Track and Hear writings... I just wish he could write better, but I have a sense and a hope that that will come about naturally as he keeps doing this, puts himself out there and finds that people are reading and listening and so gets motivated to get a handle on how to communicate clearly while speaking freely and poetically...

-- Paul Williams, Crawdaddy!; May 2003; on "Where to Find the Spirit of Crawdaddy! Now That This Skin Is Being Shed."

 

I totally understand and appreciate what you are doing with H(ear) it's the equivalent of what fanzines used to be about. Freedom. Which is what I thought music was meant to be.

-- Nina Antonia, author of The New York Dolls: Too Much Too Soon.

 

...a part of the mystery that only becomes more and more intense and intensive as the days and nights relinquish control and go their own way.

-- Charles Cicirella, on writing liner notes for him.

 

Carson Arnold is one of the great undiscovered talents of online music journalism. His enthusiasm is absolutely infectious and you'll find yourself always learning something from each of his new columns.

-- Jason Gross, Perfect Sound Forever

 

I really admire your energy. And commitment to the independent artist. Good stuff you're doing.

-- Michael Rothenberg, editor of Big Bridge magazine.

 

....after about an hour you need to take a break, think about the things that he wrote about before diving back in to see where he winds his way next. Simply put, this guy can write and it is a joy to read...Great original stuff so check it out now. You won't be disappointed and you can subscribe to receive his weekly missives so you're guaranteed not to miss any of the fun. Thanks Carson.

-- Mark Boudreau, from the Rock And Roll Report

 

(collage by Bert Koller)

Please send any promos and music for review to:

Carson Arnold

1604 River Road

Guilford, Vermont

05301

USA

 

 

(New!) ALBUM OF THE WEEK

(New! Postcard interviews!) Listen!

 

~Plays & Fantasies~

THE INTERVIEW WITH KURT COBAIN

MARC BOLAN LIVES IN MILWAUKEE

 

~Articles & Reviews ~

VELVET REVOLVER: RUNNING ON FUMES

PJ HARVEY: TASTES OF POISON

JOYRIDING TODAY'S MUSIC

DAVID BYRNE: GROWN BACKWARDS AIN'T NO DISCO (IT'S TANGO)

DON'T DIE UNTIL YOU CATCH PATTI SMITH LIVE

Micah Blue Smaldone: The New Old Time

SONIC YOUTH: THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW

NEIL YOUNG: SLEEPS WITH SPANGLES

DEAD PREZ: REVOLUTIONARY BUT GANGSTA

PATTI SMITH: THE ART OF TRAMPIN'

COURTNEY LOVE: A HOW-TO LOVE LOVE...LOVE

JOHN FRUSCIANTE: SHADOWS & THINGS

BOOTLEGGIN' ZIMMERMAN: NOTES FROM THE FREEWHEELIN' THEFT

IF THERE'S A SMILE ON MY FACE: A RETROSPECTIVE ON PHIL OCHS

BETH GIBBONS AND RUSTIN MAN - OUT OF SEASON

THE ONLY BILL HEINE TAPE I OWN

SO YOU WANNA BE A DANDY WARHOL, EH?

LAST YEAR/ I FOUND A BAND I LOVE

MY WINTER RECORDS

CLASSICAL MUSICIAN WANTED

MY HOURS ALONE WITH MOOD-MUSIC

ALBUM REVIEWS FROM THE OCEAN AND SANDPIT

BRETT SMILEY AND GLAM MAESTRO

LADIES AND GENTLEMAN

NEIL YOUNG, THE GHOST OF GREENDALE

THE SONG OF TODAY IS

MAY YOU RETURN HUMMING ALEX WALSH

DUCK HUNTING FOR RECORDS

IMAGINARY LINER NOTES FOR STEVE YOUNG

LIDA HUSIK DIVA OF PAJAMA ROCK

BUDDY GUY, LONG HAIR, ACCORDION LEFTOVERS

NICO AND THE MARBLE INDEX FAMILY

UNFOLD ME INTO THE WINGS I AROSE

STEVE GILLETTE AND THUNDER DAYS

GREENSLEEVES TO VERNON REID

A VIKING OPERA

CONCRETE BLONDE: A CONCRETE UPDATE

WHEN THE FOGHORN BLOWS

WHERE'S SANDY NASSAN?

LET US DIE FOR ROCK 'N ROLL

FOOTPRINTS OF NICOLAE BRETAN

LIVE! AT THE BRATTLEBORO FREE FOLK FESTIVAL...5/3/03 [off-line]

GOING INSIDE THE HOUR GLASS- PART II

INSIDE AN HOUR GLASS- PART I

ELECTRIC SUGAR- The Mitchells' Hear Where You Are

R.B.G. WARRIORS- DEAD PREZ'S TURN OFF THE RADIO 

DINNER AND A WAR

3 WOMEN WITH A HEART OF GOLD

Hey Joe

TWO ALBUMS THAT ARE EVERYWHERE

SOUND FOR SALE?

NO ONE CARES

NEW MUSIC

YOU WERE BORN TO ROCK YOU'LL NEVER BE AN OPERA STAR

TO ALL THE SONGS OF DYING SWANS  

Heavy Metal Compost

"STONE FOR" FESTIVAL

 

~Interviews, Conversations ~

AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVID AXELROD 

A BILL HEINE FEATURE

A LARRY BECKETT INTERVIEW

AN INTERVIEW WITH BRETT SMILEY

STEVE YOUNG -- THE CONVERSATION

RUSS TOLMAN SHOOTS SOME GLORY HOLES

MATTHEW YOUNG REVISITED

AFTER THE REHEARSAL (A Scott Rosenberg Interview)

RAINBOW SPLASH (An Interview with Essra Mohawk)

MIDNIGHT ANGEL (An Interview With Joshua)

Calling Dudley Laufman (An Interview)

Sunday At One-Thirty ~ An Interview with Peter Siegel

Monday High Noon - An Interview with Dredd Foole

 

Check out reviews in the little Telescope column

 

See other music reviews from 2001-2002 at Track

 

Links! never to forget!

 

 


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