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Real Life Rock (02/82)

We’ve all been transported by music—swept away, taken out of ourselves. It’s what the Lovin’ Spoonful meant in “Do You Believe in Magic” when John Sebastian sang about “a smile on your face and you don’t even know how it got there”; it’s part of what Pentecostal preachers mean when they damn rock ‘n’ roll as devil music; it’s what theorists mean when they bump into the limits of their theories and start talking about the ineffable. 2,329 more words

Greil Marcus

Braintree Woman Returns Waitress' Long-Lost ‘Pennies From Heaven’

BRAINTREE (CBS) – Hurricane Sandy damaged Loreen Kubek’s roof in 2012 but in the process it uncovered some buried treasure.

While repairing the roof, Kubek found some savings bonds tucked away in an attic crawl space. 278 more words


Pennies from Heaven (1981)

This peculiar movie musical, derived from a Dennis Potter BBC series, brings the 1930s back in a unique way: with the original popular recordings of the day, straight off the old, scratchy records, lip-synched by… 60 more words


Penny Lane

I arrived in New York City from Milan 8 years ago. Almost immediately I noticed pennies on the ground. Well, ever the superstitious Paddy, I picked up each one and pocketed it, parroting, “See a penny pick it up and all that day you’ll have good luck.” 522 more words

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