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Little Richard

Rolling Stone Little Richard. If it hadn’t have been for him, I probably wouldn’t have gone into music. When I was nine and first saw Little Richard in a film that played around town—I think it was probably Girl Can’t Help It —seeing those four saxophonists onstage, it was like, “I want to be in…

The Moviegoer: quotes (2)

What do you seek — God? you ask with a smile. I hesitate to answer, since all other Americans have settled the matter for themselves and to give such an answer would amount to setting myself a goal which everyone else has reached — and therefore raising a question in which no one has the…

I, John Kennedy Toole

Well, this one came from left field. A novelized true story? One has to wonder what more can be said in addition to Cory MacLauchlin’s superb biography but I will withhold judgment until I’ve read it. Ironically, published by Simon and Shyster (Robert Gottlieb), the very publisher that made such heavy weather of Ken’s book. . .…

The Moviegoer: quotes (1)

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair. The movies are onto the search, but they screw it up. The…

The Funk, the Soul + the Holy Groove

Released today! Aside from the two very insightful reviews by Robert Fontenot in OffBeat Magazine for the previous two albums — Texas, Texas and See Red — much of the minor “alternative” music press are awkwardly trying to shoehorn Deltaphonic into some Procrustean category or other. The clue to their music is . . . in the…