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A View From Inside the 1960s Music Revolution

“When did music become so important?” That’s Don Draper from last week’s Mad Men, set in 1966. Later in the episode he turns off “Tomorrow Never Knows,” from the Beatles album Revolver, and walks out of the room. There’s something happening here, but you don’t know what it is—do you, Mr. Draper? One year later, Rolling...

Today's Obsession: from Nickelback to Bickelnack

Sooooooo, one of my guilty pleasures is Nickelback. Since I’m from Tennessee, whiskey-soaked stripper rock made for cranking to eleven so you can adequately punch some dude’s teeth down his throat is a natural choice for my soundtrack. It’s complete poseur rock for rock bitches, utterly unauthentic, and I’m totally okay with that. I...