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Robert Christgau

The Dean of American Rock Critics

Robert ChristgauI had the privilege to work with Robert Christgau in 2001. I produced his radio program "The Dean's List" that ran weekly on The Voice. The Voice was an internet radio station I co-developed for New York City's own Village Voice.

Every week Robert would enter my studio and turn me on to some really great music. For each show Robert would have a theme of some sort, country, hip-hop, bluegrass, African, really old scratchy blues, and occasionally rock and roll. Producing this show with Robert was like going to school every week. I learned so much in such a short period of time. Aside from the world blowing up sixteen or so blocks away from our office, 2001 was one of the best years of my life partly because I got to hang out and talk music with The Dean of American Rock Critics, Robert Christgau.

Recently I discovered some promos Robert recorded for his show. They are each about twenty seconds in length and you'll hear Robert answer questions about...what else...music.

Listen / Download:
Robert Christgau tells how he became the Dean of American Rock Critics
Robert Christgau on the most important fact about today's pop music
Robert Christgau selects the three songs he'd like played at his funeral
Robert Christgau describes how one should listen to pop music

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