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More Blood, More Tracks Revisits Love & Loss In Bob Dylan’s Most Private Story

MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. The Bootleg Series Volume #14. Bob Dylan. Columbia/Legacy. Blood On the Tracks is Bob Dylan’s finest, most fully-realized record. It is also probably the most difficult record … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Steven Graves’ How Long

HOW LONG. Steven Graves. Steven Graves Music.  Dennis McNally serves as Steven Graves’ press agent. Many will readily identify McNally’s name, as he held the same position for decades for … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

New From Penguin-Random House Audio

HOUSE OF TRUMP HOUSE OF PUTIN. The Untold Story of Donald Trump & the Russian Mafia. Craig Unger. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book. For the better part of the last … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

How To Survive In An Age of Bullshit

BAD ADVICE: HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN AN AGE OF BULLSHIT. Venus Nicolino. HarperOne. “Really? With this shit? Can you read it through your Valencia filter and fake news feed? If … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Godless Recreates the Western In Stunning Fashion

GODLESS. Netflix, 2017. Written and directed by Frank Scott. Jack O’Connell as Roy Goode; Michelle Dockery as Alice Fletcher; Scoot McNairy as Bill McNue; Merritt Wever as Mary Agnes McNue, … Continue reading

September 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Different Voices Illuminate the Politics of Our Times

ACCESSORY TO WAR. The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics And The Military. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Avis Lang. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book. The audio version of this intense treatise by astrophysicist … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

In Sticky Fingers, Jann Wenner Stands Outside His Mask

STICKY FINGERS. The Life and Times Of Jann Wenner. Joe Hagan. Vintage Books. “In retrospect, Wenner could tell himself that when the moment of truth arrived, he had valued something … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Good Mothers Take On Calabria’s Criminal Empire

THE GOOD MOTHERS: THE STORY OF THE THREE WOMEN WHO TOOK ON THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL MAFIA. Alex Perry. William Morrow. For nearly a decade, HBO’s The Sopranos captivated the … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Bukowski, Keith Gessen’s A Terrible Country, Gregory Crouch’s The Bonanza King

THE MATHEMATICS OF THE BREATH AND THE WAY. Charles Bukowski. CITY LIGHTS. This new Bukowski just released by City Lights is a real treat, featuring a collection of previously unpublished stories, columns, critical … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · 1 Comment
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