I have three iTunes playlists dedicated to The Who — 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s to the present — and I can’t listen through them without being impressed, over and over again, by Pete Townshend’s genius. Record sales aside, his creative accomplishments exceed that of the Beatles, Dylan, or the Rolling Stones throughout the 60s andContinue reading “Pete Townshend and World War II”
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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, everyone. No message, no resolutions, no promises. Coming soon: posts about Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism, and after that, renaming this blog to Philosophy of Contemporary Song. The idea of the renaming came from my daughter Grace (16). We were discussing (clearly) Bob Dylan’s Philosophy of Modern Song. I’ve created aContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
Blake’s “The Clod and the Pebble” Set to Music
The band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has set William Blake’s “The Clod and the Pebble” to music: Interesting that these tend to come from indie bands…