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Setting Times stories to music: From Fatboy Slim to Lily Allen
Setting Times stories to music: From Fatboy Slim to Lily Allen

You know when you fall in love with a band and you want everyone else to love them too? You become a music proselytizer, trying to convert the skeptics. Just give it one listen, you say, sure they'll see the light. Sometimes there’s the great satisfaction of making someone a believer. That happened with a friend at the paper and a recent favorite, Matthew E. White. (His “Big Love” is this amazing layer upon layer of funk and gospel, a song that spirals in and out musically and lyrically.) And sometimes your conversion efforts fail. That’s been the case with the band that provided the soundtrack for Thursday’s Great Read, Mull Historical Society. ...

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