FDL Book Salon Welcomes Matt Farwell, discussion about Michael Hastings and The Last Magazine

By: Saturday November 15, 2014 1:59 pm

EDITORS NOTE: This Book Salon will be rescheduled. Apologies for the interruption.

Michael Hastings’ The Last Magazine, is a scathing satire and indictment of the way the New York / DC big media world works. When I first read it, in an all-nighter months after his death, it was an amazing surprise: he was gone but his voice was still out there, and for a good 80,000 words completely new and fresh. Anyone halfway familiar with the New York / DC news and media apparatus will recognize the characters behind the characters. Hopefully the way they’re portrayed is as disturbing to you as it was to me—as essentially out-of-touch, solipsistic, preening weenies, who for some reason we keep listening to on TV & Radio and reading in print.

 

Late, Late Night FDL: Louder Than Words

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 10:00 pm

Pink Floyd – Louder Than Words

Pink Floyd (minus Roger Waters) has released their new album, Endless River, their Swan Song…! Here’s Rolling Stone’s review…

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Hunter S. Thompson

By: Saturday August 30, 2014 7:01 pm

Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga is Hunter S. Thompson’s first major work. It began as an article for The Nation and was expanded into a full book. Thompson eventually spent more than a year riding (and drinking) with the Angels.

Same as It Ever Was: War, Peace, Wall Street, and the Smothers Brothers

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 4:37 pm

Censored for years, the Smothers Brothers kept on satirizing. In the end their uncompromising political message drove them off the air, with CBS firing the duo and the rest of their comedy ensemble under pressure from the White House. Though the Brothers and the ACLU fought a successful legal battle in response, their careers were effectively over. A documentary, Smothered, tells the whole story — but only clips seem to be available online.

Late, Late Night FDL: The Waiting

By: Monday August 5, 2013 10:00 pm

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – The Waiting

From Rolling Stone…

Tom Petty Finishing LP ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Done’

“I always say this, but I’m tremendously excited for this one,” says Tom Petty, discussing his upcoming 13th album with the Heartbreakers, which he expects out early next year. “It’s not like anything we’ve ever done.” …“It’s morphed into songs we would’ve written around ‘Wildflowers’ or ‘Damn the Torpedoes,’ but much more distorted.”

More Indications Biden Is Thinking About Another Run

By: Friday May 10, 2013 9:30 am

As long as Biden is possibly considering a run it at least means activists on the left have a small point of leverage over this lame duck administration.

Late, Late Night FDL: Rock and Roll Never Forgets

By: Sunday March 3, 2013 10:00 pm

[This is the clip I wanted to feature above, but couldn't embed!] Bob Seger – Rock n Roll Never Forgets

Now, this past Wednesday, in Toledo, Bob Seger, kicked off his Rock and Roll Never Forgets tour…!

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