Saturday, June 13, 2009

A sort of literary music minute. Punks. Jews. Springsteen. Love. Okay, we're not sure about the love part in general, but we're feeling it. Big time.

Last week we were riffing on meeting author David Masciotra who's doing this new joint on Bruce Springsteen at Continuum and then almost immediately we see that Continuum has posted some lengthy blurbage about the book Working on a Dream - The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen on their website. Quite cool stuff indeed. And then today we see that The New York Times, yes that New York Times, has done a piece about a gathering and panel discussion in New York City on the intersection between being punk and being Jewish led by some legendary Jew Punks, Tommy Ramone and Lenny Kaye among others, and in the article they quote author and friend Steven Lee Beeber's most excellent book The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's, which we have written about here in the blog and reviewed for Wonka Vision magazine. Also good stuff. And all worth checking-out don't you think? Way.


Adam said...

and let's not forget handsome dick manitoba of the dictators, especially since his kid and my eldest went to nursery school together, therefore bringing this whole thing even closer to your world than previously believed.

Ben Tanzer said...

And we didn't intentionally ignore Handsome Dick. Well, maybe we did, but not for personal or musical reasons. That said we also didn't know about our one degree of separation with him. Weird.