Music

From the Archives: The Vanishing Americans

Here’s a little article I pulled from a digital copy of The Indian, May 28, 1970: What really drew my attention to the article was the blending of traditional identity with contemporary rock music, then I decided to see if they ever managed to get that record made.

Redeeming the Uncool: The Show That Never Ends

It’s appropriate that political reporter Dave Weigel has released The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Downfall of Prog Rock in 2017. Just after we’ve finished one of the most divisive elections (and the Democratic party continues to hold a primary fight for some reason) we get a survey of the most divisive subgenre of rock music.

The Story Behind 'Glory Days'

Lovely New York Times profile of Bruce Springsteen and Joe DePugh, the inspiration for the “big baseball player” in “ Glory Days.“ The Times also has a profile of Clarence “Big Man” Clemons and his time as an offensive lineman at Maryland State University.