Posts Tagged: John Lennon

The Earth Recycles All of Us: Talking with Micheline Aharonian Marcom

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Micheline Aharonian Marcom discusses her novel, The Brick House, female sexuality in literature, and transcendence through dreaming.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #83: On George

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There really is not a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t stop at some moment and think about George Harrison.

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Sound & Vision: Brendan Toller

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Allyson McCabe talks with Brendan Toller about his love of vinyl records, buying music in local stores, and his latest documentary film Danny Says, an examination of publicist and manager Danny Fields.

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The Rumpus Interview with Rich Cohen

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Rich Cohen discusses his new book The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones, writing book proposals, and interviewing rock stars.

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You’re Just a Sinner I Am Told: Prince & the Sexual Revolution

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It was all about desire, including women’s desire, Prince’s music. Women were not degraded. They were exalted, body and mind both.

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Sound & Vision: Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz

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Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz on their long collaborative career designing for artists like John Lennon, the Talking Heads, and more.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat With Joshua Shenk

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Joshua Wolf Shenk about his new book, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, creative intimacy, how John Lennon and Paul McCartney worked together, and the myth of the solo genius.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #58: Crowdsourcing

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Music-obsessive activity, in general, appears to be about music. You could, on the surface, mistake it for being about music. But in fact what it is about is memory and love.

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The Beatles and Literature, Literature and The Beatles

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The title of “I am the Walrus” also nods emphatically to Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” — specifically to the walrus character, who expresses his remorse after devouring helpless oysters by crying at the poem’s end. Lennon confessed in an interview with Playboy that he felt they should have instead sided with the […]

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Lester Bangs on John Lennon

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Jacket Copy has scrounged up an old op-ed written by the rock critic Lester Bangs, published six days after John Lennon was killed. “Look: I don’t think I’m insensitive or a curmudgeon. In 1965 John Lennon was one of the most important people in the world. It’s just that today I feel deeply alienated from […]

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