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Stephin Merritt: Lonely, Lovely Jester

Stephin Merritt is likely one of my favorite musicians of all time.

69 Love Songs? Quite possibly the best album–and album title–ever. Not to mention a wicked sense of playfulness and melody and exquisite humor in every song.

Future Bible Heroes? Merritt’s side project to his already fabulous band, The Magnetic Fields.

A sound bite from one of the interviewees for this new documentary about Merritt and The Magnetic Fields, Strange Powers: “There is some kind of perception of Stephen as the Grumpy of rock ‘n roll.” Enough said.

Can’t wait til this one hits the theatres in Boston.

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Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is a Manhattan-based writer and non-profit manager. More

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