“What is the function of literary criticism in a Disinformation Age? Read, reread, describe, evaluate, appreciate: that is the art of literary criticism for the present time.” — Harold Bloom
Country music is as rich and complex as any other genre, but given the inevitable marketing tie-ins, it might be a good time to offer the names of artists and songs that either weren’t included or were briefly touched on at best.
You can go home again, daddy-o, but you’re not the same person you were the first time around.
Country Music digs into the rich, deep dirt of a music with a complicated past, a hybrid genre soaked in soulful suffering, twangy glory, and times both high and tough.
If the music industry put as much effort into being fair to their customers as they put into taking their money, everyone could participate in the rocking world.
Thankfully, public art has become much more than murals for blank wall spaces.
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.”
Class pressures are exerting themselves, class fault-lines are emerging, and ancient demons are being released as a result.
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.
I’ve compiled a list of twelve concerts (or concert series) that I think will stand among the future season’s highlights.