Tag Archives: Rolling Stone

Bruce Conforth on the real life of Robert Johnson, the real hell of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and what it was like coming of age inside Izzy’s Young’s Folklore Center as the young Bobby Zimmerman hammered out songs on the typewriter in the back room… on episode 44 of the Saturday Six Pack

When I first started talking with ethnomusicologist Bruce Conforth about the possibility of his being on the show, I wasn’t exactly sure what we’d be talking about. He didn’t seem terribly enthusiastic about the prospect of discussing his time at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, where he was the founding curator, […]

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Boots reboot… Here’s what happened a week ago tonight, when Boots Riley and The Coup liberated Ypsilanti

It just occurred to me that, after all of my hype in the run-up to the big show at Woodruff’s last Sunday night, I probably owed you a final follow-up post, so that those of you weren’t at the show could experience some sense of closure… Well, the show was a blast. The Coup rocked. […]

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Velvet Underground members talk about the old times, somehow without mentioning John Cale

Our outspoken drummer friend Moe Tucker reunited with her perpetually grumpy Velvet Underground collaborator Lou Reed a few days ago for an appearance at the New York Public Library, coinciding with the release of the new book, “The Velvet Underground: New York Art.” The event, I’m told, sold out in less than four minutes… probably […]

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Matt Taibbi on Obama’s big sellout to Wall Street

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi has a hard-hitting new piece on the Obama administration’s “Big Sellout” to Wall Street… Here’s a clip: …What’s taken place in the year since Obama won the presidency has turned out to be one of the most dramatic political about-faces in our history. Elected in the midst of a crushing economic […]

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Goldman Sachs, from bailout to billions in bonuses

I was just reading this piece in today’s New York Times on the enormous profits being posted by the investment bank Goldman Sachs, and I was reminded of an article I read a week or so ago in Rolling Stone by Matt Taibbi. Here are clips from both for your consideration. First, the New York […]

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