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Wayne Koestenbaum, 'Philosopher of Fabulousness'; Jayme Stone’s Global Bluegrass; Salon's 'Most Hated Bands'

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

According to a new 'Salon' article, lots of people hate Dave Matthews Band. According to a new 'Salon' article, lots of people hate Dave Matthews Band. (Courtesy of the artist)

In this episode: New York Magazine once called writer, critic and poet Wayne Koestenbaum “the philosopher of fabulousness.” Now, he has new collection of personal and critical essays, My 1980s and Other Essays. He tells us about it and shares a playlist.

Plus: The banjo player and composer Jayme Stone hails from Canada, but his music is inspired by folk traditions from around the globe. He performs songs from a new album, The Other Side of the Air.

    And: Writer Chuck Klosterman’s essay on whether to hate — or not to hate — the Eagles sparked some discussion on Salon. And that, in turn, sparked the site to compile a list called “The 15 Most Hated Bands of the Last 30 Years.” Assistant editor Prachi Gupta breaks it down.


    Prachi Gupta, Wayne Koestenbaum and Jayme Stone

    Wayne Koestenbaum's '1980s'

    Poet, cultural critic and writer Wayne Koestenbaum talks about his new book, My 1980s and Other Essays and shares a playlist.


    Salon's 15 Most Hated Bands

    Salon recently compiled a list called “The 15 most hated bands of the last 30 years.” Assistant editor Prachi Gupta gives us some of the highlights.

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    Jayme Stone: World-Spanning Banjo

    Hear banjoist Jayme Stone perform in the Soundcheck studio live.


    Gig Alert: Xenia Rubinos

    The electronic wizard Xenia Rubinos plays at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday. Download "Help."