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Jesse Marinoff Reyes: I wrote at length on the work of Grant Alden on his essential document of American music, No Depression magazine—both as designer and art director for its covers. But this was an entire magazine he was doing … Continue reading
Regarded as a kind of holy fool who could stretch time and space while spitting on Isaac Newton’s cape and could scare off Voltaire with flashing visions of nihilistic revelry,a positive nihilism, a kind of messianic negation of the mundane … Continue reading
He is made out to be an original traveling troubador, but the reality is more varied and complex in the case of Woody Guthrie than being a mere singer of Cantos in the transplanted Spanish heartland of dust bowl America. … Continue reading
Cable Street was a battle in 1936 in London in which Jews, Irish, Leftists and citizens waged a pitched battle with police to arrest a planned march of fascists through a predominantly jewish area. The police were unsuccessful in breaking … Continue reading
The Guardian:As the seminal traditional folk group of the 1960s, with Mike as the male lead singer, the Watersons toured the country with traditional English songs in harmony and largely unaccompanied, breaking the mould of guitar and banjo-led folk groups. … Continue reading