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Richard Gess

RICHARD GESS survives the crosswinds of life on his frail motorbike.

— From December 1977
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Paul And The Finger And Steely Dan

At Paul’s door, out of breath — oh. Background. Paul Goudreau, bona fide madman: The perfect gift for Harvard from Toledo. Now it is true that I never met anyone from Harvard who wasn’t mad — if only for believing in Harvard — and your experience may well be the same, but it must be admitted that Paul Goudreau was more . . . How should we phrase it? Noticeably mad?

October 1977
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

News From Hacker City: Some Considered Opinions On The Electric Bass

My esthetic: the electric bass is the full equal of any other instrument. Properly played, it can simultaneously provide both a solid rhythmic punch and a complex countermelody.

September 1977
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