Words

OO MAH SOUL!

July 16, 2010
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From the prologue to Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll (Greil Marcus, 1975): “Our story begins just after midnight, not so long ago. The Dick Cavett Show…

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

July 16, 2010
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From The Village Voice (July, 1991): “At one moment, Elvis threw himself on his back, sort of doing splits, with one leg pointed right at me. I could see that…

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Portrait of a Phantom

July 14, 2010
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From Vanity Fair (November 2008): “In the seven decades since his mysterious death, bluesman Robert Johnson’s legend has grown—the tragically short life, the “crossroads” tale of supernatural talent, the genuine…

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