Category Archives: Rock n Roll

He Got By

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Fascinating!

Would you rather see Bob Dylan by yourself or with others?

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Let’s Get Out of Here

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Like a Rolling Stone

If you haven’t seen Bob Dylan’s new video, the first official video of “Like a Rolling Stone,” it’s definitely worth checking out. It is the rare occasion when channel-surfing improves the experience (make sure, that is, that you use the … Continue reading

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Sound and Vision

This is worth sticking with for the whole nine minutes.

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The Messiah Will Come Again

It’s pretty rare to hear a rock guitarist who can really tell a story. Roy Buchanan, the man who taught Robbie Robertson to play, is an exception. For some reason I’ve been listening to an old record of his. I … Continue reading

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You know what I’m talking about . . .

Our friend Chris Liebig, who has a blog where he says shockingly sane things about school, has been recommending our blog as well as gently nudging us to post things on a more regular basis in January. Knowing that Chris … Continue reading

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Smokey and Mirrors

In the opening of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, the narrator says that Louis Armstrong makes “poetry out of being invisible” and that his music allows you to occupy and understand “those points where time stands still or from which it … Continue reading

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Musics of Freedom

I’ve just gotten around to reading Louis Menand’s new piece in The New Yorker about the Cold War; he aptly says, “The Wild One,” “Blackboard Jungle,” and “Rock Around the Clock” caused youth riots in both East and West Germany … Continue reading

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3 degrees of separation

Hello, this is Billy again – finally! Something awesome happened last night!!!!!!! My mom met John lennon’s niece:) My mom was out seeing a blues show, and she talked to his niece for awhile, who had lots of fun with … Continue reading

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