Monday, November 17

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Here's a cool little article about Roadrunner and the Modern Lovers:

Thursday, November 13

Jonathan Richman doesn't do interviews for print media

Actually, sometimes he does — he just makes it awfully hard. This is a fake one.

SD: Who was your biggest musical influence? 
JR: You can look at the band and wonder where all that sound was comin' from with just four people there. Twangy sounds of the cheapest types, sounds as stark as black and white stripes. Bold and brash, sharp and rude, like the heat's turned off and you're low on food. How in the world were they makin' that sound? The Velvet Underground.

Wednesday, September 3

An Illustrated Guide...

"He dances like a noodle and does not get self-conscious. He writes straightforward lyrics about exactly what is on his mind, like a goofy teenager with a crush on the world."

--An Illustrated Guide to Jonathan Richman from Emily Nokes of 

Thursday, August 21

Yoga In His Toga


Kate Kingsmill of the Sydney Morning Herald reflects on JR&ML, The Doors, VU, U2 and Venice Beach. I can't tell if the author is literally in Venice Beach, or has been transported there by the music.  
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