Don't fight it. It's the year of the oral history. If there hasn't yet been an oral history on your favorite pop culture phenomenon, it won't be long. In the meantime, for your reading pleasure, how about starting with an oral history of Captain Marvel: The Series
? Or perhaps you'd rather read about The Telluride Bluegrass Festival
? If your taste runs more toward technology, check out an oral history of Apple design
. More reading inside! [more inside]
- In Search Of Lost Time - is a streaming mix of beautiful 78s from around the world, collected and curated by Ian Nagoski. "I started sifting through boxes of junky old 78s that no one else wanted about 15 years ago, and almost right away, I made a rule: Anything that wasn't in English, buy it." [more inside]
is called Alice's Restaurant, and it's about Alice
, and the restaurant
, but Alice's Restaurant
is not the name of the restaurant
; that's just the name of the song
, and that's why I call the song
Restaurant. [more inside]
60s/70s psych, crossover, beat, and a go-go from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam
with band/music scene histories, streaming audio, cover art, etc. Part of a large site
devoted to 60s/70s progressive music around the world.
Fixin'to Die after all these years
Woodstock-era protest singer Country Joe McDonald still keeps an active pulse on today's events on his website.
One of what eventually came to be perhaps his most famous song, the "I-Feel-Like-Fixin'-to-Die rag"
has taken new life in light of current events, which is quite simple to deduct: just substitute all the Vietnam references with "Iraq" and there you have it
- as many people have been happy to do by submitting their own lyrics versions
to the site, somehow confirming that the world actually hasn't changed much in that respect 30 years after Vietnam...