Guitarists, Guitarists, Guitarists
Xiu Xiu guitarist Jamie Stewart has written an idiosyncratic top-10 guitarists list with cracked-genius commentary up on Pitchfork today. Included is Seattle’s Sam Mickens of the Dead Science. Stewart’s essay begins promisingly with these sentences:
The only reason I thought about writing about great guitar players is because of the complicated personal relationship I have with the guitar. I think it is the most boring instrument, and I can say with and without hostility that I hate guitar players generally.
His insights are highly entertaining and infuriating in equal measuremuch like Xiu Xiu’s music.