Here is Paul Zollo’s review of Van Dyke Parks’s next-to-last piano-vocal performance. A choice bit:
His friend Eric Idle, of Monty Python fame, introduced him to the packed house. “Van Dyke Parks,” he said, “is not just a genius. He is a fucking genius.”It’s true.
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[Penultimate seems to be everywhere these days, what with Letterman and Mad Men. Thus next-to-last.]