Stream: Jonathan Richman – “My Music (For MOJO Magazine)” This is so good. MOJO magazine shared this fantastic poem and here’s the back story: “The preposterously youthful 60-year-old is currently touring the UK, and while MOJO’s requests for an interview met with the usual polite refusal, Richman offered to interview himself in the form of … Continue reading Jonathan Richman recites poem about playing clubs at 60
Bob Dylan has written a couple of poems for the New Yorker. • Bob Dylan – “17” • Bob Dylan – “21” Combined, they have 35 lines and a total of 163 words. That’s like the first verse of “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again.” Via Idolator.
Singing Combat – a poem by Jeff Tweedy on McSweeney’s.
Greg Kot’s Wilco book, Learning How to Die, is due in June, 2004, preceded by Jeff Tweedy’s book of poetry, Adult Head, in March.
If you have been to more than one rock show at a club in Chicago, you have probably seen him. You may have wondered, “Who is that weird old guy up there and what the hell is he talking about?” He’s Thax Douglas and he’s Chicago’s rock and roll poet laureate, best known for reading … Continue reading Interview with Rock and Roll Poet Thax Douglas
When I’m Gone: Unwell. The Remedy: Sing for the Moment Like a Stone. Clocks, Lights Out: Why, Georgia? (Miss You, Fighter, Angel.) I’m Glad; Come Away With Me: Rock Your Body, Beautiful. Picture American Life: Times Like These: Big Yellow Taxi Ignition. For more awesome poetry, check out recent works by Donald Rumsfeld. Make up … Continue reading The VH1 Top 20 (4/23-29) As (Bad) Language Poetry