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Translation

Here you have in your hands, whether via your device or the strange notions of identification and ownership that materialize when gazing at something on a screen, one of the fabled mini-issues of Maura Magazine I promised when we rebooted back in January. Each of these stories is a kind of translation, whether in the subtle reorganization a song endures when it's covered or in an established songwriter trying to condense a career's worth of ideas into 40 minutes. Keith Harris contributes his paper from the EMP Pop Conference panel on the more indirect influence The Beatles had over pop culture; it concerns Tiffany's cover of "I Saw Her Standing There." Zan McQuade reviews Todd Rundgren's new collaboration with Lindstrøm and Emil Nikolaisen, weaving it into his overwhelming discography. I wrote about my experience of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival earlier this month, the only festival I've regularly attended and one of the better festival experiences available despite the harsh chaos of the elements.

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