Allyson McCabe talks with Ray Padgett about his new book,
Cover Me, and the blog that inspired it, giving us a fascinating window into the craft and business of making music. ...more
Tags: Adele, Al Yankovic, Allyson McCabe, Arcade Fire, Berry Gordy, Billy Stewart, blog, Blurred Lines, bob dylan, Charles Fox, Chuck Klosterman, Cover Me, cover songs, Creedence Clearwater Revival, david byrne, Disturbed, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Gershwin, Gladys Knight, Hayseed Dixie, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Irma Franklin, Janis Joplin, Jim Weatherly, jimi hendrix, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, johnny cash, Killing Me Softly, Lauryn Hill, Leonard Cohen, Man About a Horse, Mark Mothersbaugh, Marvin Gaye, Music, Nine Inch Nails, Normal Gimbel, Patti Smith, radiohead, Ray Padgett, Richie Havens, Slipknot, Smokey Robinson, Sound & Vision, Sound and Vision, The Fugees, The Land Below, the national, The Sound of Silence, tribute band, Unwoman, Vampire Weekend, Weird Al, whitney houston
Don’t miss this new series of 7-inch records and digital downloads to benefit Planned Parenthood!
Tags: 7-inches for Planned Parenthood, Allyson McCabe, Angela Pilgrim, bon iver, Bryce Dessner, For Marsha P. Johnson, Mitski, Planned Parenthood, reproductive rights, sarah silverman, sleater-kinney, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, the national, Tig Notaro, William Villalongo, Zach Galifianakis
Alexandra Naughton is a writer who grew up in Philadelphia but converted to a California girl in 2008. She runs BE ABOUT IT, a small press and reading series and is an active member in Bay Area literary shenanigans. Over the course of some days I talked via Google Docs, and later email, with Naughton about […]
Tags: alexandra naughton, American Mary, Billy Corgan, Bright Eyes, California, Carmen E. Brady, Clueless, debut authors, debut novelist, Devo, first book, genre, I Will Always Be Your Whore, Jean Rhys, Lana Del Rey, Lorrie Moore, Philadelphia, poetry, Ren & Stimpy, Street Car Named Desire, the national, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Weeds, writing process, You can never objectify me more than I have already objectified myself
I wanted to feel sheltered under the cathedral of his voice, to feel, always, the way his songs made me feel. ...more
Tags: Alabama Shakes, Albums of Our Lives, Alligator, alternative rock, Boxer, Boys & Girls, elizabeth weinberg, High Violet, indie rock, Matt Berninger, Music, post-punk revival, the national, Trouble Will Find Me
Jesse Malin is a lifer in a business that rarely features lifers anymore. ...more
Tags: addiction, Anthony D'Amato, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, billy idol, Black Flag, Brian Thorn, Bright Eyes, bruce springsteen, Chuck Berry, D Generation, Danny Sage, david bowie, David Lee Roth, Derek Cruz, digital age, Don DeLigo, Dropkick Murphys, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Flogging Molly, garage rock, generation x, Grunge, Guiliani, Interpol, Jesse Malin, Johnny Thunders, Kim D'Amato, Love it to Life, Manhattan, Middle Age, Moon Duo, Motorhead, Murphy's Law, New York Before the War, Parquet Courts, Paul Simon, Please Kill Me, Pogues, punk, rick moody, Robin Williams, Rolling Stones, School of Rock, shane macgowan, swinging modern sounds, Syd Barrett, the clash, the dolls, The Drowners, The Fine Art of Self Destruction, the national, The Ramones, The Replacements, The Strokes, The Wipers, Tom Waits, Tony James, Tony Visconti, Vinny Stigma, Wilco
Pastoral. For a long time we’ve thought of that simply as pastures, poetry about streams and paintings of lush, lime green grass. Cows. Works by Virgil. A certain longing for the countryside. Shepherds. Hills rather than towns. Yes all of that is pastoral, but the notion runs deeper.
Tags: Anna March, aural fixations, billie holiday, Jimmie Rodgers, mixtape, Okkervil River, pastoral, Poi Dog Pondering, Robert Deeble, Ruth Brown, Seapony, singer songwriters, the national, Tiny Vipers, Van Morrison
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