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luke-james's picture
Feb.17.2012
In the beginning there was Elvis, and Colonel Tom said:  “Let there be Hollywood. And let Elvis go to Hollywood and make mediocre musicals each three of which will make enough money to bankroll decent films like Beckett with Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton. And Elvis was temporarily enslaved...
nina-d-angelo's picture
Oct.27.2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011The Friday Fiver: Music to My Ears   1. How often do you listen to music? Everyday. I think my Mama must have put music to her belly when she was carrying me because all my memories are soundtracked. My first serious car accident - I don't remember where I was going...
nina-d-angelo's picture
Oct.27.2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011The Friday Fiver: Music to My Ears  1. How often do you listen to music? Everyday. I think my Mama must have put music to her belly when she was carrying me because all my memories are soundtracked. My first serious car accident - I don't remember where I was going...
delaney-henderson's picture
Mar.02.2011
This is an excerpt form my new novel - Travels in the South of France (via London) with Myself and Lily, a memoir based on my travels with my mother at age thirteen.    On our second day in London my mother, Lily wanted to go see the changing of the guard. We arrived at the palace but we...
barbara-audet's picture
Dec.08.2010
Just Imagine.
shaun-d-landry's picture
Dec.07.2010
This year immortality has done a number on my ass.  A big ass number.  My mom. My cousin Nicole. My uncle Earl. My husband's sister.  My 24 year old cat.  Death and immortality has been a forefront conversation along with creeping very close to being 50. Monday, December 8th, 1980 that evening...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Oct.23.2010
Oh Kanye. Apparently you have a need for people to see you. If its not the almost gravitational pull to a stage the moment you see Taylor Swift, the almost amazing lack of vocal punch when singing even with Auto Tune help, or your incessant Twittering where you should put down your iPhone and...
richie-unterberger's picture
Oct.09.2010
Oct. 9 marks what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday - a milestone hard to grasp when the final photo of the man froze him in time at the age of 40, senselessly assassinated 30 years ago this coming December. Now that the compact disc format is threatened with extinction, it could...
richie-unterberger's picture
Oct.06.2010
There are hundreds if not thousands of Beatles books, with more on the way all the time. Here's an opinionated, selective guide to 15 of the best of them, which covers the very most essential volumes written about the band, as well as the best starting points for those wanting to find out about the...
richie-unterberger's picture
Oct.06.2010
CDs (in roughly chronological order): 1. The Decca audition tapes, January 1, 1962: The complete 15-song tape of their unsuccessful audition for Decca Records, long bootlegged, with five cuts finding official release on Anthology 1. This is the first studio-quality, album-length recording of the...