When you ran through the “Season of the Witch” cover versions [March 6], you didn't mention a version the Dream Syndicate did it in studio at KPFK in 1982. It takes the song places I've never heard anyone else get to—a prolonged out-of-tune stumble until the 4:45 mark when the…
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A Brief History of Chez Panisse in Four Parts In 2010 Alice Waters asked me to write the text for a book celebrating the 40th anniversary of Chez…
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February 1993
In 2010 Alice Waters asked me to write the text for a book celebrating the 40th anniversary of Chez Panisse, which came out the next year as 40 Years of…
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January 1993
Howard Hampton sent this in as a response to the Real Life Rock Top 10 item on Jeffrey McCarty’s video for Foster Timms’s “Rock N Roll Threat.” He says…
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1. Lana Del Rey, “A & W” (UMG). As bass and acoustic guitar open the song, and then carry it through the next four minutes, it almost doesn’t let the…
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December 1992
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Greil Marcus / Letter in the Ether