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Almost Blue: Jimmy Webb

Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, June 2005

JIMMY WEBB is sad. He looks around him at the world we inhabit and sees culture nose-diving everywhere. Subtlety is squeezed, ambiguity flattened. People don’t read books anymore; songwriters don’t care about chords. In 1998 he published a book, Tunesmith, in an attempt to educate budding young melodists.

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