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« on: July 10, 2010, 10:30:16 AM »

I know, I know...it's Pitchfork.  But someone may be interested. 

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14410-the-story-of-an-artist/
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010, 10:34:01 AM »

Also found this somewhat interesting:

" It doesn't help that The Story of an Artist's booklet, which includes artwork by Johnston, interviews with people close to him, and notes by Everett True, contradicts itself about some of this material. Did Johnston give Jeff Tartakov the master copy of Don't Be Scared before he threw most of his belongings into a dumpster, as Tartakov writes in his introduction? Or did Tartakov rescue it from the dumpster, per an editorial note in an interview with McCarty?"
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010, 11:03:55 AM »

Also found this somewhat interesting:

" It doesn't help that The Story of an Artist's booklet, which includes artwork by Johnston, interviews with people close to him, and notes by Everett True, contradicts itself about some of this material. Did Johnston give Jeff Tartakov the master copy of Don't Be Scared before he threw most of his belongings into a dumpster, as Tartakov writes in his introduction? Or did Tartakov rescue it from the dumpster, per an editorial note in an interview with McCarty?"

I found it interesting as well.  Interesting that the writer made such a big deal out of my one error and that he couldn't find a single positive thing to say about the packaging as a whole.

For the record, the mistake was my fault.  I found an empty cassette case for Don't Be Scared in the dumpster and a few days later was given the actual cassette.  My apologies for any confusion caused by my mistake.  

Since the writer was so keen to point out the mistake, I'll point out one of his.  He refers to Kathy's copy of Songs of Pain as a compilation of Daniel's best songs.  Huh?

Not a good review in my opinion. When he said "six discs' worth of early Johnston's misery, tape grind, piano-banging, and yelping is about eight times the recommended weekly maximum dose" it was pretty clear that he'd rather be listening to something else.  Makes one wonder why a person would accept an assignment to review a 6 disc box set of something they'd rather not listen to.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010, 12:06:35 PM »

I feel with Pitchfork they almost try on purpose to give things bad reviews.
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