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Younger Americans: Bowie Through Our Eyes

The Weeklings editors each pick a favorite David Bowie song for a short recollection spanning his voluminous career. Continue reading




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Beyond Let’s Dance: Four Great Bowie Songs

Davis Schneiderman digs into the crates for a quartet of under-appreciated David Bowie songs. Continue reading




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O’Connor and Coltrane: Saints of American Art

Flannery O’Connor wanted to jolt you with the violent shock of recognition, in the service of artistic if not spiritual consecration; Coltrane wanted to transcend the insanity altogether, altering consciousness through a profoundly moving colloquy. Continue reading




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Serving Time In Sonic Youth

You’ve seen Renaissance man and esteemed guest Weekling Richard Edson onscreen in Do the Right Thing, Platoon, Stranger Than Paradise, and dozens of other films, but you probably don’t know he was the original drummer in seminal NYC post-punk noise mavens Sonic Youth. In this fascinating slice of life, he shares his riveting account of being a participant in several crucial music movements at once. The arty, funky, early 80s East Village lives again! Continue reading




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My Rock & Roll Paris

I was in the land where the creators are revered; Paris greets artists with an affection so strong it gives an energy boost, life force, enabling one to go back to the blank space with faith, with no fear. And indeed, I was not afraid. I was the opposite of afraid. Continue reading




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My Audition for the Ramones

Music editor Robert Burke Warren takes us back to his 1989 audition for The Ramones. Continue reading




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So Good It Hurts: On Choosing Music for “Revenge of the Mekons”

The director of the critically acclaimed documentary “Revenge of the Mekons” gives a rare inside look at the painstaking task of choosing songs for a music documentary. Continue reading




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Animal Smell

This is the story of not knowing but knowing, and of having the best song I wrote be like my own Fleetwood Mac’ing of our good and earnest little band. It did not really inflict endless damage, but it informed me, and so I suppose this is a bit like a confession and an apology and an admission, because good songs come from nothing less. – Jana Martin Continue reading




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John Sebastian and the Younger Generation, 2015

Amanda Nazario takes us along as she gets to see and meet one of her musical idols, the legendary John Sebastian. Despite the show being in a tiny Boston club with a noisy kitchen, iPhone wielders, and an irritating waitress, Nazario’s superfan heart illuminates the under-appreciated genius in his well-deserved glory. Continue reading




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