Posts Tagged: The Beatles

Song of the Day: “Gin House Blues”

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Today, the so-called British Invasion of the ’60s is remembered primarily for its flagship band, The Beatles. Another English group called The Animals—widely known for their international hit version of the folk song “House of the Rising Sun”—are unfortunately obscured by the long shadow of the former, but their screaming fans knew and loved The Animals’s gritty rock.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #77: People Give Me Things, Part One

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[T]he thing about receiving music from other people is this: there is always some grace associated with the transaction. ...more

Sound & Vision: Mark Alan Stamaty

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Allyson McCabe talks with Mark Alan Stamaty, a Society of Illustrators four-time medalist, and the author-illustrator of ten books. ...more

Howard Stern’s Tribute to Revolver

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The radio personality has put together a tribute to his favorite Beatles album, featuring a wide array of artists covering Revolver’s track list. According to Rolling Stone, the episode features:

Cheap Trick tackling “She Said She Said,” James Taylor performing “Here, There and Everywhere” and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats covering “Got to Get You Into My Life”….[also performing are] Dinosaur Jr.’s J.

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This Week in Posivibes: A Frank Ocean Bonanza

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It’s not hyperbole to say that everyone is losing their minds over Frank Ocean’s release of EndlessBlonde, and Boys Don’t Cry Magazine. After a four-year wait between albums, this outpouring offers a lot of incredible material to unpack. 

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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. ...more
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Songs of Our Lives: Guns N’ Roses’s “Paradise City”

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When people asked what I was going to do after high school, I said, “Leave town.” I wasn’t kidding. I hadn’t applied to a single college. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Wanting To Dance

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It just felt so comfortable to slide back into singing, “She Loves You,” and know for that moment, everything was the same. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Elisa Ambrogio and Naomi Yang

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Renaissance women Elisa Ambrogio and Naomi Yang discuss stop motion music videos, the female mythology of rock-n-roll, and giving ourselves permission to be creative, make music, and explore art in an intuitive way. ...more

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. ...more

Song of the Day: “My Sweet Lord”

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Whatever your spiritual orientation, the implicit message of George Harrison’s 1971 single “My Sweet Lord” is undeniably uplifting. The track was allegedly written as a paean in opposition to religious sectarianism. Blending the words “Hallelujah” and “Hare Krishna,” the song urges union and inter-religious harmony (much like some other singles by a little group called The Beatles, of which Harrison was once a member).

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“Mellifluent Instances” of Language

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“Cellar door” isn’t the only euphonious phrase in the English language.

For Printers Rowthe Chicago Tribune‘s literary journal, Michael Robbins catalogs some of the “perfectly strung-together words” that have the power to “delight the ear.”

And though he starts with a passage from William Gaddis’s The Recognitions, it’s not just books he’s talking about.

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