Posts Tagged: Music

Nostalgia’s Record


At the New Yorker, Amanda Petrusich writes an ode to Other Music, a New York City record shop that recently closed its doors after more than twenty years in business. For Petrusich, the store was more than a place to buy music; it was an important part of her personal history:

My scramble for self-identity was tied up in records, and Other Music was where I went to get myself sorted out.



The Saturday Rumpus Essay: 69 Love Songs


Everywhere people are shoving things into the ground—time capsules not to be opened until the year 2100, the more optimistic postmarked for 3000—letters to the future in the language of the now. ...more

Beyonce - Lemonade | Rumpus music

The Recipe to Decolonized Love is in Beyoncé’s Lemonade


“There is a curse that will be broken,” she promises. ...more

Prince - Lovesexy | Rumpus Music

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


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

Prince - 1979 | Rumpus Music

Five Stages of Prince Fandom


You don’t need to know him personally, you say. You get the best of Prince through his music. Maybe that’s the truth, and maybe it isn’t. ...more


Sound & Vision #20: John Congleton


Allyson McCabe speaks with GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer John Congleton about what it's like to make music in today's technological and economic environments, and the benefits of being open to adaptation. ...more

total noise feature

Total Noise and Complete Saturation


For as long as I can remember I’ve been interested, in a clinical way, in silence. ...more

Annie Lennox - Medusa | Rumpus Music

My Life with Annie Lennox #3: Don’t Let it Bring You Down


Whereas I once was “Abby, the girl who harbored a ridiculous but harmless amount of love for that weird ’80s singer, Annie Lennox,” I was now suddenly “Abby, the girl most parents might want their teenage children to avoid.” ...more

Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree | Rumpus Music

Albums of Our Lives: The Mountain Goats’s The Sunset Tree


I knew if I could make it out of town, make it to college, I would survive. But I wasn't sure I would. ...more

Poet Kathleen Spivack

The Rumpus Interview with Kathleen Spivack


Poet Kathleen Spivack discusses releasing her debut novel Unspeakable Things at age seventy-seven. ...more

Mad Love - Lara Downes | Rumpus Music

A Year in the Life #2: Deadlines,  A Love Story


Deadlines make me crazy. They cause me anxiety, sleepless nights, and self-hatred, but they also make me work very hard, and to manage to always, somehow, so far, pull it off. ...more


Sound & Vision #19: June Millington


Allyson McCabe talks to June Millington of Fanny, the first all-female rock band to release an album on a major label. ...more

Camille Rankine

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat With Camille Rankine


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Camille Rankine about her new book Incorrect Merciful Impulses, history, and trying to be a writer every day. ...more

Angela Flournoy

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Angela Flournoy


My ambition is personal. I don’t think I need to succeed so that the race can succeed. ...more