I’m not writing confessionals; I’m trying to write hooks. ...more
Tags: Aaron Johnston, Al Green, Alex Chilton, americana, Arkansas, Arkansas Summer, Armed forces, Beastie Boys, Beck, Big Star, Bill Withers, blues music, bob's burgers, bon iver, bossa nova, Catskills, Charles Gayle, Chris Maxwell, Cibo Matto, Cole Porter, Cormac McCarthy, country music, Dave Sardy, depression, Derek Bailey, Dr. Dre, Dust Brothers, Elegant Too, Ella Fitzgerald, elvin jones, Elvis Costello, Erik Sanko, Fantastic Spikes, frank sinatra, Fred Neil, Get Happy!!, Great American Songbook, Great Big Diamond, Gunbunnies, Harry Nilsson, Helmet, hip-hop, I'm Not Jim, Imperial Bedroom, jazz, Jim Dickinson, John Fry, John Zorn, Jonathan Lethem, Keiji Haino, Knitting Factory, Knitting Factory Records, laurie anderson, Lee Dorsey, Linda Thompson, Little Rock, lou reed, Lounge Lizards, lyricist, lyrics, Marc Ribot, Masada, McCoy Tyner, Michael Stipe, Motown, Music, My Aim Is True, Naked City, Nat King Cole, New Store No. 2, New York City, NYC, Paul McCartney, Paul Westerberg, Phil Hernandez, pixies, Revelations, richard and linda thompson, Richard Thompson, Rick Lee, rick moody, Shoot Out the Lights, Skeleton Key, songcraft, songwriting, Soul Coughing, soul music, Squeeze, Stephen Malkmus, Sunny Murray, swinging modern sounds, The Blues Explosion, The Replacements, the road, The Weeknd, They Might Be Giants, thurston moore, Tropicalismo, trust, Walter Salas-Humara, Wilco, William Parker
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: amanda stern, Amor Towles, Anders Carlson-Wee, Anderson Teppe, Anton Yakovlev, Astra Taylor, Atossa Raxia Abrahamian, Aysegül Savas, celeste ng, Chen Chen, Chris Campanioni, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Christos Ikonomou, Craig Kite, Cyree Jarelle Johnson, Derek Hook, Devon Walker-Figueroa, Diana Hamilton, Elizabeth Acevedo, Eric Amling, Erin Boyle, Gabriel Méndez, Gregory Pardlo, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacquelyn Gallo, Jamie Brenner, Jonathan Freedman, Josephine Rowe, Julie Orringer, Juliet Grames, Karen Havelin, Kate Zambreno, Keetje Kuipers, Kira von Eichel, Ladan Osman, Lara Prior-Palmer, LaTonya Yvette, Laura Buccieri, laurie anderson, Leslie Jamison, Lindsay Stern, Lucy Ives, Madeleine Barnes, Magda Bogin, Mariana Valencia, Melissa Faliveno, Melissa Gira Grant, michael ondaatje, Michele Filgate, Michelle Whittaker, Mira Jacob, Najat El Hachmi, Natasha Lennard, Nathan Englander, Norma Cole, notable new york, Notable NYC, Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Pajtim Statovci, Raúl Zurita, Rob Fitterman, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Sarah Jaffe, sophie lewis, Stu Watson, T.A. Stanley, Thomas Fucaloro, tracy strauss, W.M. Akers, William Rowe, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Dave Cullen discusses his new book, PARKLAND: BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT.
Tags: activism, Alfonso Calderon, army, Columbine, Columbine High School, Dave Cullen, gay, gun violence, high school, Jackie Corin, John Lewis, journalism, Karen Auvinen, laurie anderson, LGBTQ, Lucia Berlin, March for Our Lives, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, masculinity, mass shootings, military, New Journalism, NRA, Parkland, Parkland: Birth of a Movement, PTSD, school shooting, school shootings, second amendment, teenagers, trauma
Allyson McCabe talks with Anthony DeCurtis, author and music journalist, about the art of the interview, his friendship with Lou Reed, and teaching in the digital age.
Tags: Allyson McCabe, Anthony DeCurtis, berlin, Clive Davis, Crossroads, david bowie, Delmore Schwartz, Emory, Eric Clapton, Fresh Air, In Other Words: Artists Talk About Their Life and Work, Interviews, James Atlas, John Cale, journalism, laurie anderson, lou reed, Magic and Loss, Michael Bolton, Mick Rock, Mos Def, Music, music journalism, music writing, Nancy Spungen, new york, New York Times, Patti Smith, Publishing, Rocking My Life Away, Rolling Stone, Sid Vicious, Songs for Drella, Sound & Vision, Sound and Vision, teaching, teaching writing, Terry Gross, The Soundtrack of My Life, Velvet Underground, VIBE
Maybe there is something important about rock and roll now, rock and roll the neglected past tense of a musical form, and that is that it is the music of adults. ...more
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At every turn, Haden’s decisions, while labor-intensive and rigorous, feel fresh, passionate, funny, and new. ...more
Tags: a capella, Anna Waronker, Bar/None, Beatles, Bill Frisell, Bulgarian Women's Choir, Carole King, Charlie Haden, cock rock, D. Boon, Discipline, Don Quixote, dude rock, Enya, feminism, Garageband, Imaginaryland, Jesse Harris, King Crimson, laurie anderson, Led Zeppelin, marlon brando, Meredith Monk, Mike Watt, Music, Music for 18 Musicians, Pete Townshend, Petra Goes to the Movies, Petra Haden, Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out, Pierre Menard, ProTools, rick moody, Ry Cooder, Seemed Like a Good Idea, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, songwriting, Steve Reich, superman, swinging modern sounds, Tehillim, That Dog, The Carter Family, The Decemberists, The Haden Triplets, The Liberation Music Orchestra, The Minutemen, The Stooges, The Who, The Who Sell Out, Tiny Desk, Tom Grimley, Tony Maxwell, violin
I saw half of Hamilton. I walked… It’s history lite, and musical lite, and it’s just … It’s horrible. [laughs] Maybe I should be more open-minded. I just hate it. David Graham interviewed Laurie Anderson about her recent shows and the current state of American politics. She happened to drop a massive bombshell on Lin […]
In the first installment of Wanted/Needed/Loved, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof talks about the items he can’t live (or tour) without.
Tags: Allyson McCabe, Chuck Taylor, converse, Deerhoof, Dog on the Sidewalk, drum, drum sticks, Earl Grey, Esme Blegvad, Greg Saunier, laurie anderson, notebooks, Shoes, sunflower seeds, tea, tour, Wanted/Needed/Loved
Revelry. A raw expression of joy. Delight. It’s loud, laughing, possibly bawdy, frequently boozy.
Tags: Anna March, Apples in Stereo, aural fixations, beirut, Breeders, Das Racist, Jean Knight, laurie anderson, Mahalia Jackson, R.E.M., Revelry, Rumpus Mixtape, Strokes, Sundays, Talking Heads, tUnE-yArDs, VHS or BETA
Musician and philosopher David Rothenberg recently sat down for a public lecture with Laurie Anderson at the venerable Explorer’s Club in New York City. In their conversation they discussed a wide variety of topics including the minutiae of the calls made by male humpback whale, whether or not music is a language and on exploring […]
In New York this week, James Frey and Maira Kalman at the CLMP Spelling Bee, members of The National collaborate with visual artist Matthew Ritchie in The Long Count at BAM, Sherman Alexie and Chuck Klosterman read, Guernica Magazine turns 5, Performa 09 begins, Literary Death Match returns to New York, and Lawrence Weschler presents […]
Tags: bidoun, brooklyn museum, cabinet magazine, CLMP, Diane von Furstenberg, eileen myles, fischerspooner, Guernica, Halloween Wonder Cabinet, james frey, Jeffrey Lewis, John Irving, laurie anderson, lawrence weschler, Literary Death Match, Maira Kalman, new museum, Old Hat, performa 09, pixies, Regina Spektor, robert lopez, robert wilson, Rozalia Jovanovic, Sherman Alexie, tao lin, the breeders, the national, tony kushner, Victor LaValle, vol. 1 brooklyn, wayne koestenbaum