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July Playlist

Because even I need some relief from Michael Jackson sometimes! Especially when the relief comes in the form of B-list brit-pop and recent A-list singles from Brooklyn: 1. Young Adult Friction – The Pains of Being Pure At Heart 2. Wasting Your Town – Trevor Giuliani 3. How A Resurrection Really Feels – The Hold […]

Three Ways Of Feeling Disenfranchised By Orthodoxy: William Hale White, George Harrison and Jack Kerouac

Odds are, you missed this excellent little piece by Paul Zahl when it was published in the July 2009 issue of the Journal of the Mark Rutherford Society, Ed: Nick Wilde. We thought we’d reprint it here: The initial reason I became interested in the novels of “Mark Rutherford” (aka William Hale White) was because […]

Another Week Ends: Phil Spector, The Beatles, Les Mis, The Dark Knight, Bono

1. That Phil Spector lost his case came as no surprise to many of us. Still, as a long-time Spector fan/fanatic, the whole thing has hit me rather hard. Let us not forget that in 2002 he told a reporter, “to all intents and purposes I would say I’m probably relatively insane, to an extent…I […]

Belated October Playlist

A little late but oh so worth it: 1. Christ For President – Wilco 2. Furr – Blitzen Trapper 3. Keep The Customer Satisfied – Simon and Garfunkel 4. Looking For My Life – George Harrison 5. Weight Of The World – Ringo Starr 6. Lost In A Memory – Del Shannon (and The Traveling […]

The Dark Horse

Since we’ll be looking at George Harrison in tonight’s Mockingbird Hour, I thought I’d post one of my favorite of his many prayer-songs. It’s dedicated to Amelia and Pete Emmet, who chose it to be the first dance at their wedding, one of the coolest things ever. And yes, that’s Eric Clapton lurking in the […]

Grace, Spontaneity, and The Traveling Wilburys

In the late 1980s, a rock n roll miracle occurred. George Harrison was asked by his label to record a b-side for one of the singles from his big comeback album, Cloud Nine. Through an incredible set of circumstances, he and his producer, Jeff Lynne (of ELO fame), found themselves in the studio with Bob […]