Woody Guthrie : A Life

By KREG | March 2, 2021

In the late ’70’s, Marjorie Guthrie, Woody Guthrie’s wife, started thinking that the time had come for someone to write Woody’s story.  She found a young, eager journalist willing to take on the task, Joe Klein.  Marjorie gave Klein unconditional access to all of Woody’s writings and he went on to write the only officially…

33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs

By KREG | February 22, 2021

Dorian Lynskey is a prominent music critic and has written a thoroughly researched history of 20th century protest music. In his book, 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs he explains how protest songs force their way into a culture and everyday conversation. Some of the artists he explores are Billie Holiday, Green…

It’s the End of the World As Broadcasters Know It

By KREG | February 15, 2021

Following the September 11th attacks in 2001, Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), the largest owner of radio stations in the United States, circulated an internal memo containing a list of songs that program directors felt were “lyrically questionable” to play in the aftermath of the attacks. In the article It’s the End of the World…

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