Count me among those pleased Dylan won the Nobel Prize today. Only snobbery can explain so many writers’ outrage at his win. If you think that Dylan isn’t a “real poet” because he likes to sing his poetry out loud and set it to music, you’re denying the history of poetry as an oral form often set ..
In November 2015, I invited Sean Bohrman — co-founder of Burger Records — to talk to my SDSU undergraduate class, “The Social Politics of Indie.” He very graciously accepted, I made a poster, and students came out in droves. It was the best-attended event I’ve been to at SDSU (granted, I’ve only b..
I’ve had no trouble locating reliable lyrics transcriptions for any of the songs in my course, “The Social Politics of Indie” — until we got to the class on all-female bands, of course. Here are two transcriptions for songs that no one else on the internet has bothered with. As Simon Reynolds writ..