Monday, 26 October 2009

The Imaginary Review Visits Another Magazine

Some of my more long-suffering readers will remember a review I wrote a while ago for a music documentary entitled Behind the Music: The F Sharp Minor Story. It was then, and remains now, I am proud to say, one of my finest reviews.

Around a year ago, excellent Toronto online magazine Feathertale asked me to expand upon it and include some other documentaries, in a feature-length review for their website. After much editorial handwashing, arguments about payment, tears, walkouts and blackmail, the full article has finally made it to print.

So here, now, finally in print, is my expanded article, in which I look at documentaries focusing on F Sharp Minor, the 8-Bar Drum Intro and the Baby/Crazy Rhyming Couplet.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Music Documentaries for a Saturated Landscape.

8 comments:

Hunter said...

Very nice.

I was never a fan of the Baby/Crazy rhyme until Salt N Pepa teamed up with En Vogue to make a believer out of me.

Mr London Street said...

You are simply superb. I'm very impressed with this.

It's so good that I find myself quite unable to put my hands in the air and wave them like I just don't care, because I do.

mo.stoneskin said...

Fantastic stuff, I had no idea that minor keys could have any complexes at all. I would love to read a snippet of B#'s diaries one day.

Some Guy said...

You, sir, continue to have one of the funniest, most well-written blogs I know of. Your stuff deserves as wide an audience as possible!

Emma C said...

This is great - thanks. I used to do a classical music program on community radio (titled "The Girls with the Flaxen Hair") and one week we did a 2 hour episode devoted to an investigation of why so many classical composers names started with a B. (i.e. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bela Bartok...). We invented statistics on the exact number of 'B' composers, academic articles investigating this phenomenon and spent 2 hours playing music by the 'B's.' I couldn't believe how many of our regular listeners took our in-depth investigation seriously.

Anyway...your lovely, hilarious article reminded me of those wacky times in community radio. Keep the reviews coming...

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Hunter: Don't get me started on that song. "An Arnold body with a Denzel face"? Denzel Washington's head on Gary Coleman's body? That's just freakish.

Mr LS: Why, that makes me think of Rapathy, covered here eighteen months ago: http://imaginary-review.blogspot.com/2008/02/imaginary-peer-review.html

Mo: I've heard it gets a little bit raunchy in places...

Some Guy: Many thanks!

Emma: Thanks! That actually sounds like a great idea. I recently wrote an article called "Six People Who Changed the Way We Look at Canaries" but no magazines want to buy it yet. Probably because it's all made up.

BeckEye said...

Baby, you so crazy.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.