Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, and Aging in Country Music

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 4:20 pm

Country music’s model is often based around experiences acquired and tales told. In country, age isn’t something to run from—it can freshen and deepen an artist’s career.

 

RIP: Lou Reed

By: Sunday October 27, 2013 12:03 pm

Musician Lou Reed has died at age 71. Reed, a founding member of the Velvet Underground, shaped modern rock music, influencing punk rock, art and rock & roll. The Velvet Underground were a vital part of Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable (Warhol produced the band’s debut album), and gained a cult following in the 1980s.

FDL Movie Night: Bad Day

By: Monday August 9, 2010 5:00 pm

Bad Day is in many ways a revolutionary film and yet it is also one which stands the test of time. This 20 minute short, directed by Modi Frank, photographed by Exene Cervenka and written by these same two punk legends, crystallizes a point in American music history when roots rock and folk were emerging out of punk and combining with poetry. A silent film starring musicians and poets including John Doe, Dave Alvin, Julie Christensen, and Doug Knott, Bad Day features Kevin Costner as the town drunk and Dances With Wolves author/screenwriter Michael Blake, who dedicated the novel to Exene.

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