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JIMMIE RODGERS: "The Voice in the Wilderness of...
chiseler: American popular culture has had few better days than July 16, 1930, when Jimmie Rodgers, the Singing Brakeman, went to the Victor Studio in Hollywood and recorded “Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin’ on the Corner),” backed by none other than Louis Armstrong. Actually, “backed” is the wrong word; the recording is a duet, and you can hear Armstrong respond with delight to Rodgers’s vocals,...
Much-needed Liz Phair revisionism →
So memorials aren’t exactly anyone’s favorite type of piece to write, but rest in peace, Gil Scott-Heron.
Look, look to your left, passengers; passengers,...
oneweekoneband: You may have noticed a trend in today’s songs — impersonal, quirky, full of imagery and lacking in feeling. This was deliberate: the songs that are most rapidly associated with Liz Phair are relationship-oriented, full of pitch-perfect expressions of incredibly specific feelings and heavy on psychological insight. Part of my goal going into this week was to create an introduction...
How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
durgapolashi: JA: The whole story is that Bill Cunningham said that Judy Garland used to come to the building because there was a man on the 9th floor that they called the Phantom of Carnegie Hall. A lot of people had nicknames; there was the Duchess, Jeanne Beauvais the singer, she was the Merry Widow of Carnegie Hall because that was her starring role, and I’m the Birdman, and there’s the...
I sort of picked a last-song-before-I-die (à la flavorwire) for my “End of the World Party” list here.
thenotes: In my New Jersey public middle school health class, to learn about menstruation, we watched the episode of The Cosby Show where one of the daughters gets her period. To learn about menopause, we watched the episode of The Cosby Show where Mrs. Cosby gets menopause. Phylicia Rashad was so good at this that she guested on Blossom when Blossom got her period.
summerofmegadeth: lifeaquatic: Why are you not lunch time, clock? WILL YOU GET OUT OF HERE? WILL YOU GET OUT OF HERE? WILL YOU GO TO LUNCH?! GO TO LUNCH!!!!! SOM understands me
Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara Weighs in on Odd... →
Short version: Sara’s argument is about a lot more than Odd Future.