Meme of the Day: It’s All About the Music, Man…

Or is it? “I’m interested in how [music] makes me feel. If it was an early Who single, I’m interested in how that made me feel, and I a lot of other kids feel, or what about a Motown record made a lot of us dance at a particular time. But I’m more interested in how it does that musically, I think. That’s the underlying … Continue reading Meme of the Day: It’s All About the Music, Man…

Scott’s Bookshelf, #12

81. NME Guide to Rock Cinema (Fred Dellar)
82. The Encyclopedia of Rock 3 (edited by Phil Hardy and Dave Laing)
83. Bob Dylan, Don’t Look Back (“A Film and Book by D. A. Pennebaker”)
84. Bob Dylan (Daniel Kramer)
85. The Q/Omnibus Press Rock ‘n’ Roll Reader (edited by Danny Kelly)
86. Babel (Patti Smith)
87. Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga (Stephen Davis)
88. Disco Fever: The Beat, People, Places, Styles, Deejays, Groups (Kitty Hanson)
89. The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones (Stanley Booth)

A stack of paperbacks, from a wall shelf above the brown leather sofa in our living room…

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Southern Roots and Healing: E-mail Interview with Mark Kemp

By Steven Ward Mark Kemp is a freelance music writer based out of Charlotte, N.C. But his resumé is much more impressive that that. Kemp edited the now-defunct alternative music magazine, Option; worked as a senior music editor at Rolling Stone; was a music editorial vice president at MTV Networks, and was the entertainment editor of The Charlotte Observer. As impressive as his resumé is, … Continue reading Southern Roots and Healing: E-mail Interview with Mark Kemp