Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Some random notes: Sam Shepard was such an avatar of quality that you just have to assume that the best lines in "Brownsville Girl" are his, not Dylan's. (Is Knocked Out Loaded the worst Bob Dylan record? It is certainly one of the worst sounding.)(I've got notes for an article on Dylan's collaborators that I should get around to writing.) Jeph Jacques' Questionable Content is a daily read. His other project, Alice Grove, has just wrapped up, and now you can read the whole thing without waiting a week between episodes. You really should-- it is terrific. Another good thing is Eric Loomis' ongoing Lawyers, Guns & Money series, "Eric visits an American Grave" Roy Cohn was Renée Richards' lawyer. Huh. Kelner used her as an expert once when I was working there-- another brush with tabloid characters during my NYC years. Was Anthony Scaramucci famous before? Because I must have missed that.