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Real Life Rock (07/30/79)

Recipients of unqualified, heart­felt raves in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, the Village Voice and Rolling Stone–and, for all I know, the… 1,264 more words

Greil Marcus

'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Stories Behind The Songs

For 35 years, “Weird Al” Yankovic has been music’s most reliable satirist, sending up the biggest pop hits and the most iconic artists for the sake of belly laughs. 3,293 more words


A Stutter Makes These Songs Special

The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is holding its 31st Annual Conference in Washington, DC, this week (July 3-7, 2014). This will be the 6th time I’ve attended an NSA conference. 563 more words


“My Sharona” The Knack

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The Knack's 'My Sharona' charted 35 years ago, signaling the fall of disco

It was a bellwether moment in pop-culture history, but like most such moments, nobody realized it at the time.

Thirty-five years ago this week, My Sharona… 128 more words