Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Jan 31, 2006  |  2 comments
To some people, music doesn't make any sense. There's a name for that: amusia. Auntie Beeb 'splains it to us.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 17, 2007  |  0 comments
Don't pick up that dictionary! You're smart enough to figure out what that new word means.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 17, 2006  |  0 comments
Typically, I didn't discover Henry Green through reviews, a college class, or a bookstore display. Somebody left Blindness in the record store I worked in and, after it spent sufficient time in the lost and found box, I took it home one night when I'd run out of stuff to read.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 09, 2007  |  0 comments
Making sense of dating—sort of.
Wes Phillips  |  Aug 07, 2006  |  0 comments
It's Monday, I have a Jon Carroll column that discusses a new book on the differences between men and women, and it reveals the secret to stimulating a "major dopamine and oxytocin rush, which is the biggest, fattest neurological reward you can get outside of an orgasm." So how could I not link to it?
Wes Phillips  |  May 19, 2006  |  0 comments
Gary Younge discovered that America is a big country—too big to be just one thing.
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 16, 2006  |  1 comments
It ain't over until the fat NGO sings?
Wes Phillips  |  Mar 07, 2007  |  0 comments
Charlie Brooker doesn't like his new phone.
Wes Phillips  |  Apr 30, 2007  |  0 comments
The Times has published a lost Daphne du Maurier epistolatory short story unpublished for 70 years.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 09, 2006  |  0 comments
World's longest concert sounds second chord after one-and-a-half years. It's A, C, and F#—gonna take a while to resolve that one.
Wes Phillips  |  Mar 02, 2006  |  2 comments
Meet the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. Example: Being stung by a Bullhorn acacia ant is "a rare, piercing, elevated sort of pain. Someone has fired a staple into your cheek."
Wes Phillips  |  Apr 24, 2007  |  0 comments
I was saddened to learn of Andrew Hill's death this weekend. Ever since I discovered his intensely original music, his recordings have been touchstones for me, including the brilliant Passing Ships, a record that was actually held back by Blue Note for 35 years as "unreleasable."
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 11, 2007  |  0 comments
Stockhausen's death garnered all the attention, but I'd be remiss if I didn't note the passing of Andrew Imbrie on December 5.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 11, 2006  |  0 comments
I like Andy Ward's illustration style, especially some of these recreations of classic album covers. Of course, in his "Fantasy League Allstars 1," he does have Hendrix playing guitar right-handed, but maybe in his fantasy Jimi plays rightside up.

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