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Sunday Light and Word – Misspent Expressions

Searching the angles of chance. 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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Dee Dee King & I

Guest Weekling Seth Branitz gives us a window into his French fries-and-gravy friendship with pioneering punk bassist, the late, great Dee Dee Ramone. 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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Dr. Ben Carson Isn’t God, He Just Plays One on TV

Forget the Holocaust, forget Dr. Ben Carson’s opinions on gun control: any physician who is willing to write a memoir called Gifted Hands and speak of himself performing “miracles” needs to be looked on as an out-of-touch megalomaniac. We in the medical field should have all seen this coming. Continue reading

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Andre the Giant, Beckett & Me

From Beckett to Barthes to the solace of modern day wrestling, Thom Cuell on a fantasy of maleness and dandyism. Continue reading

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Cahoots Apologist, Without Apologies

Mark Donato knows what he likes, and so do you. But sometimes a know-it-all critic casts aspersions on a beloved work of art, as if he has the last word, “as if there’s nothing more to say about it, leaving no opening for anyone else to walk through.” Mark calls bullshit on that noise, and sticks up for The Band, his 17-year-old self, and anyone whoever loved something an “authority” deemed unworthy. Continue reading

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