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LEGO Movie: Fun for the Whole Freaking Family

I received three texts from my girlfriend telling me that “Awesome,” the Tegan and Sara song from The LEGO Movie has been stuck in her head all day: “Everything Is Awesome!!!” And I streamed the song a few times today (Sara Quin told Billboard: “Whether you think it’s funny or …

The Tea Party: The Other Tea Party

     ongoing      On December 16, 1773, a band of dedicated Patriots gathered at the Old South Meeting House for what may be the most fateful political convention in American history. On that night, these liberty-loving locals decided to throw off the shackles of tyranny and rise up against their …

Roy Orbison Left the Building 25 Years Ago Today: A Last Talk

Two pieces on Roy Orbison. He died 25 years ago, Dec. 6. The RocksBackPages link is an extensive takeout – you have to register and email and password to read. Contains the full text of his last interview. http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/king-of-hearts-roy-orbison-revisited-after-25-years Photo by Julie Kramer.   The Guardian piece is a story drawn exclusively …

Roy Orbison: A Wonderful Life and Voice

I met Roy Orbison at the Club Casino in NH, covering him (seeing him for the first time live) and talking with him extensively backstage in the ’80s. He was the warmest, most generous man and the music, it soared. Nothing sounded dated at all, it was timeless. I wrote …