Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl crushes the bad boy of rock ‘n’ roll persona that the Rolling Stones rely on and raises the bar with simple, humble, badass happiness.
Michael Gray is the Bob Dylan of Dylan studies, a man whose Dylan criticism has done more to augment and illuminate Dylan’s art than all of his rivals combined.
Taylor Swift’s “Wonderland” and “long story short” use imagination to interpret reality, whereas Lewis Carroll’s Alice draws from reality to understand the imaginary.
Former “Red Wiggle” Murray Cook and Australian vocalist Lizzie Mack join forces for a very different style of music with the Soul Movers.
Joie de vivre defined 2021’s Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island this July and its good vibrations resonate. Photo essay.
Adam of Adam and the Ant’s original costume is in the Victoria and Albert Museum but you can get Ant-style highwayman and pirate costumes online if you want.
With its devils and aliens, pop music can be a “window on the weird”, sweeping odd material lodged in subcultural pockets into the broader currents of culture.