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''What I liked was the passionate enthusiasms of crazed writers,'' says Simpsons creator and onetime rock critic Matt Groening of his guest editorship of Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003 (October). ''That's what I can relate to. I used to work at a record store. The Onion piece [in the anthology] is how my life could've gone if I continued to write about music: It's titled '37 Record-Store Clerks Feared Dead in Yo La Tengo Concert Disaster.'''

Originally posted Jul 25, 2003 Published in issue #720 Jul 25, 2003 Order article reprints

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