The Everly Brothers, Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler, Mark McDonaldPosted: July 6, 2015 Filed under: music, people | Tags: everly brothers, mark knopfler, musicology, why worry 1 Comment
My music friend Peter O’Brien of Britain, who edited Omaha Rainbow for many years, posted this video of Why Worry, written by Mark Knopfler and sung by the Everly Brothers, and it’s too good not to pass along. Click here.
Greil Marcus’ History of Rock and RollPosted: November 18, 2014 Filed under: books, interviews, music, people | Tags: greil marcus, history of Rock, musicology, writing about music Leave a comment
Here’s an essential new book by Greil Marcus, our best writer and social critic on Rock, Blues and early American music. The premise is 10 Rock songs as a way to approach the intertwined history of Rock music. He has an uncanny knack of taking a knife and opening up the heart of songs, putting you inside the music, making you wish for a compilation of the songs he illuminates. The choices are not what you’d expect – some are very obscure – leaving you wishing you had his ears and knowledge to “read” the music. Here’s an interview.