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Jeffrey Katzenberg, Linda Ronstadt Among Presidential Medal of Arts Recipients

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones, Albert Maysles and John Kander are among the recipients of this year’s National Medal of Arts, which President Obama will present at the White House on Monday. 199 more words


Go on and make a joyful sound

40. For A Dancer – Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

As I’m closing in on the end (of writing about 42 records of personal significance, not “the end”) then I thought I should lighten up proceedings by sticking together a few words about death. 1,092 more words

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Quote for the Week

The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don’t always dream your dream. – Linda Ronstadt

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Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt

“All I’m saying is I’m not ready,
For any person place or thing
To try and pull the reins in on me”

They might have been Mike Nesmith’s words, those lyrics from “Different Drum”; but when Linda Ronstadt sang them with the Stoney Poneys in 1967 it was if she was laying out a manifesto for her career. 236 more words


July 15

On this day in 1958, John Lennon’s mother Julia was killed by a car driven by an off-duty drunken police officer

Today in 2000, Sad Cafe singer Paul Young died of a heart attack at his Manchester home at age 53… 85 more words

Today In Music

333 Words on Linda Ronstadt's "Mad Love"

New Wave Linda. That’s what Linda Ronstadt’s 1980 album Mad Love is all about. And I love it.

There is a subgenre of record albums released between around 1978 and 1983 that I like to call “pretend new wave.” Pretend new wave records were made by established artists who wanted to try something new and different, so they turned to the energy and style of the various artists that were currently being labeled “new wave.” Of course, the term “new wave” itself was pretty much just a marketing term, probably invented by some record company PR guy trying to figure out how to sell early albums by the likes of Pretenders, Adam and the Ants, A Flock of Seagulls and all of these other bands who, though they didn’t have much in common other than being new, needed to be lumped together in a way that music fans could make the necessary neural connections to say, “Hey, I like all these bands! 177 more words

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