Song by Song welcomes a rotating roster of guests for the second half of Rain Dogs, beginning this week with Lauren Spohrer and Phoebe Judge of the Criminal podcast. With some definite differences of opinion (or even ideology) on this instrumental track (as well as the whole genre of Jazz in general), Song by Song debates whether experiencing the process of the creation of art (and entertainment) is a valid or pleasurable thing, or whether we should all just get our teeth drilled instead.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Midtown, Rain Dogs, Tom Waits (1985)
Rhapsody In Blue, George Gershwin/dir. Michael Tilson Thomas (1985)
Rhapsody In Blue, George Gershwin/dir. Leonard Bernstein (1959)
Rhapsody In Blue, George Gershwin original recording (1924)
Rhapsody In Blue, George Gershwin from Fantasia 2000 (2000)
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