TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Failure Addict
by ROB HORNING
Rank and File Countrypolitan
by TIM BARKER
The Sound and the Fury
by BETH LESSER
Jihad Against Jihad Against Jihad
by KENDRA SALOIS
Loving the Alien
by ROBIN JAMES
Everybody Have Fun Tonight
by LEAH CALDWELL
by WHITNEY ERIN BOESEL
That Oceanic Feeling
by TAVIA NYONG’O
by WILLIE OSTERWEIL
Unsolicited Advice for Living in the End Times
by MICHAEL SEIDENBERG
Response to Call for Submissions
by GREIL MARCUS
The point of looking at music and failure is not to revel in cynicism or absolve complacency through defeat but to acknowledge that music nurtures despair as often as it redeems it. It instills feelings of exclusion with every moment of inclusivity it inspires. Recognizing this is essential before we can really hear anything, before we can really surrender to what we think we are hearing…
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