Steve Hammer

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Much of my life has revolved around music. From my first concert (Elvis Costello and the Attractions at the Circle Theater in 1978) to my most recent one (Clairo in Austin last autumn), I’ve spent much of my time listening to, reading about and arguing about music.

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From 1994-1997, when I was music editor at NUVO, I was also the creator of one of the first and most popular Prince websites in the wild, crazy early days of the Web. To me, the '90s is still his greatest period of creativity and one almost criminally under-appreciated today, given the vastness of his body of work.

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If I had known in 1993 that the column would run for two decades, terminating when I moved to Texas for a job with a Fortune 500 company, I'm not sure whether I would have reacted with happiness, terror or disgust.

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