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Welcome to material sounds. I’m Don Armstrong, retired college teacher and architect, practicing pop music fan.

The purpose of material sounds is to provide a place for shared critical thinking about “pop music,” defined as all genres of popular music including those sometimes relegated to the dust bin of “art music,” such as jazz and folk. The only requirement for viewing is a fan’s love of the music and a compulsion to think about it, write about it, and celebrate it – tempered by a modicum of reason and respect. Members are asked to comment as well as post; the hope is to foster discourse rather than a stream of disconnected statements. Informal dress only. There’s a couple of couches in back if anyone needs to crash.


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