“You can read Frederick Douglass forever and still just encounter new things, new ideas, new passages, new phrases. He’s that kind of writer. It’s like reading Emerson or even Shakespeare.”
Robert Forster was apparently spot-on when he proclaimed that The Go-Betweens “were too good for the bloody charts.”
I wanted to give my kids this gift of a book about them and for them.
“I’ve put out records by myself before, but this is like 10 times the work!”
Will Birch’s biography Cruel to Be Kind effortlessly details the six decade career of rocker Nick Lowe.
“Honest weight” has more to with like karats of gold, maybe. The “weight” being the value of something. It kind of alludes to that a little bit.
If there is any theme that runs throughout the story of Roger Daltrey’s life as he tells it, it’s that he has always needed more money to – as he so folksily puts it – “pay the bills.”
The book deals with how Atheists, Wiccans, Summums, Muslims, and Satanists “fought to have their voices heard” in communities dominated by Christians and others who were skeptical of their claim that the First Amendment applies equally to all religions.
“Since the late ‘60s I’ve been up and down the Northeast corridor, and Boston’s always one of our favorite stops.”
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen’s The Ideas That Made America provides an exciting, if quicksilver, tour through intellectual history.