Posts Tagged: anniversary
MOJO is once again paying Bob Dylan tribute in its next issue, this time in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Blonde on Blonde, and they’ve put together an album to commemorate the occasion. Titled Blonde on Blonde Revisited, the album is a compilation of covers by contemporary artists such as Kevin Morby, Marissa Nadler, Jim O’Rourke, Phosphorescent, Night Beats, and Steve Gunn....more
Marvin Gaye’s incredible record has turned forty and to celebrate the greatness of the work, Pitchfork has published a tribute to I Want You and to Gaye’s tactile sound and the history of african american music and resistance in this country....more
To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their debut with the LP People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, A Tribe Called Quest appeared on The Tonight Show with The Roots as their backing band. Watch the video and see some amazing backstage shots from the night via okayplayer....more
Bob Dylan’s jump to electric turned fifty this past Sunday, and to celebrate the milestone Consequence of Sound interviewed two of the session musicians who worked on recording the album. One of the musicians, Harvey Brooks, remembers Dylan’s songwriting style:
He’s writing by instinct…It all came out of his mind.
The pomp and ceremony of events like weddings and anniversaries often require writers to write, whether it’s a gifted poem or the script of a wedding ceremony. Novelist and ordained Universal Life Church minister Kim Triedman explores the difficulties of writing for special occasions at Beyond the Margins:
In trying to accommodate what I saw as all the requirements of a marriage ceremony, and include everything I thought was necessary, I’d lost myself – my own unique voice – in the process.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Gertrude Stein’s collection of poems, “Tender Buttons.” To celebrate the occasion, City Lights Book Publishers is putting out a new edition of the poet’s beautiful and complex work. Chicago Public Radio reports on why Stein keeps us reeling, even a century later....more
Four days ago was the anniversary of Vladimir Nabokov’s death and this Paris Review blog remembers the wordsmith/butterfly catcher as the compelling professor and famous author that he became.
There’s even a vague Lady Gaga comparison/reference. And did you know he’s the only author to strictly abide by the self-interview rules?...more