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James Taylor

Moda Center (map) North
Fri., May 30, 8 p.m. 2014 All Ages

Rose Garden

I'm tolerant of a lot of shittyass music. Hey, I've been known to enjoy some shittyass music myself upon occasion. Jackson Browne? Yeah, okay. Dan Fogelberg? Sure, fine. Gordon Lightfoot? Sign me up, bitches. But the dulcet tones and rock-solid finger-picking of Rock-a-Bye Sweet Baby James Taylor is where I draw the line, folks. (How much of an asshole do you have to be to write a lullaby to yourself?) Like a lot of you, the music of James Taylor was ever-present in the house where I grew up, but it remains quite literally the only music from childhood to which I failed to develop any sort of sentimental attachment. (I hated it then, too.) Considering how sentimental I've grown over some very dicey music (hi, Dad's old Little River Band albums!), I think this is saying a lot. Sweet Baby James' gelded soft rock is wincing and bankrupt, suitable only as a possible soundtrack for putting your dog to sleep. NED LANNAMANN

Moda Center

1 Center Court, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Fri., May 30, 8 p.m. 2014
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