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Rick Moody

Talkhouse Contributing Writer Rick Moody is a member of the Wingdale Community Singers. He is also the author of five novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and, most recently, a collection of essays called On Celestial Music. Since 2009, he has written music criticism at the Rumpus.

Bio

The Wingdale Community Singers are an alt-country band from Brooklyn, NY. Their folksy yet modern brand of Americana results from the vocals and songwriting talents of Hannah Marcus and Rick Moody, and the guitar-work of David Grubbs. All three members have strong musical pedigrees, with Moody having previously worked with Purple America and The Ice Storm, Grubbs formerly playing with Gastr del Sol, and Marcus cultivating a budding solo career. Their eponymous debut album appeared on Plain Records in 2005. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Rick Moody (the Wingdale Community Singers) Talks Pink Floyd’s The Endless River

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By Rick Moody | November 12, 2014

Rick Moody (the Wingdale Community Singers) Talks Pink Floyd’s The Endless River

In an act of love and remembrance, filled with gentle warmth, Pink Floyd hasn't made an album that sounds this much like Pink Floyd in a long time.

Rick Moody (the Wingdale Community Singers) Talks George Michael’s Symphonica

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By Rick Moody | March 28, 2014

Rick Moody (the Wingdale Community Singers) Talks George Michael’s Symphonica

Here’s a passage from Susan Sontag’s essay of 1964 called “Notes on Camp.” Have you reread “Notes on Camp” recently? It’s well worth doing so, now...

Rick Moody (the Wingdale Community Singers) Talks Leona Lewis’s Christmas, With Love

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By Rick Moody | December 4, 2013

Rick Moody (the Wingdale Community Singers) Talks Leona Lewis’s Christmas, With Love

Here’s a thought: Simon Cowell is to contemporary music what antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is to the ecstasy of romantic love. Or: Simon Cowell is...

Rick Moody (the Wingdale Community Singers) Talks Nine Inch Nails’ Hesitation Marks

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By Rick Moody | September 4, 2013

Rick Moody (the Wingdale Community Singers) Talks Nine Inch Nails’ Hesitation Marks

I like singles bands, bands that are more noteworthy for strings of arresting tracks than they are noteworthy for albums. Here are some bands, in...

Rick Moody (the Wingdale Community Singers) Talks the Orb and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s More Tales from the Orbservatory

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By Rick Moody | June 14, 2013

Rick Moody (the Wingdale Community Singers) Talks the Orb and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s More Tales from the Orbservatory

It is our job today to speak to the elusive vocal quality known as flow, and to attempt, as with other elusive musical terms such as swing or feel...