Guitar Review; No. 95; Fall, 1993
Rose Augustine, a divison of Albert Augustine, New York, 1993, Wraps, , , Very Good
40 pp. Light wear, but for bite (!) out of top, not affecting contents.Features a thirteen-page article ''Bringing back Barstow'' by John Schneider with examples and photographs on Harry Partch. Also Gregory d'Alessio, 1904-1993--Eithne Golden Sax; Bobby Scott, 1937-1990--Carlos Barbosa-Lima; and guitar-music scores for Interlude Dance, The Playful Squirrels, Quiet Converse by Bobby Scott, and Suona, Chitarra (Italian Serenade) by Heskel Brisman.
Pieces of Soap “Performance and Reality”
And now it happens. Just now. The flamenco dancer is doing a particularly difficult riff. This murderous tango of a man whose body is one taut line of mood, who, touched at one end of that body should, by the laws of physics if not the conventions of his trade, like the strings on the musician’s guitar, vibrate at the other, but whose art it is to defy physics, to drive his feet like pistons withoutruffling a ruffle of his shirt, who does that, whose ruling second skin of costume, revealing still that inch and a half of scar, the material caught in it, in the scar , the magic show-biz gypsy latex, stuck there like the long, dark vertical of a behind snagged in the pants of a fat man rising from a chair on a hot day, does not, does not, display a single qualm of muscle, not one quiver, tremor, shiver, flutter, not one shake, not even his trousers which, snug as they are from mid-thigh to the small of the back, are cut like normal men’s beneath that and actually hang like a gaucho’s in a sort of flare below the knees, not even his damn trousers jump!