Archive for the ‘ron jacobs’ Category

STRAY CAT BLUES

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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SPRINGSTEEN: ROCKIN’ THE HOUSE IN ALBANY, NY

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD: THE SHIP OF THE SUN BIDS FAREWLL

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Rock 'n' Roll at the crossroads of fame and fortune vs integrity? We'd like to think so too but too many years have made even the most hopeful accept that as naivety. Just be grateful that the music's still chugging along. Farewell to the Grateful Dead by Ron Jacobs. Check out ...

ELVIS: SOUTHERN MAN

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Joel Williamson's Elvis biography, Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, places the singer’s life and career in the context of his upbringing as a working class white youth in the US South. Review by Ron Jacobs. I never considered myself a big Elvis Presley fan. My primary connection to him was that ...

BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE TWILIGHT OF CAPITALISM

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

As Ron Jacobs writes, "If capitalism requires technicians and managers, it is technicians and managers that are trained. If capitalism needs fewer of these positions, then fewer are trained. Education as a worthwhile pursuit in itself is diminished by its subservience to the agents of capital." If this isn't a ...

JIMI HENDRIX’S MACHINE GUN AND OBAMA’S iPOD

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

There was a time when Jimi Hendrix's rock was seen as breathing protest music but as Ron Jacobs says, the Democratic Party has successfully consumed the majority of those who might call themselves left and things have reached a point where it hardly matters even if President Obama has Hendrix's ...