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Michael Goldberg completed his first novel, "Days of the Crazy-Wild," earlier this year. You can read the first chapter at his blog, daysofthecrazy-wild.com. He was an Associate Editor and Senior Writer at Rolling Stone. He leads a writing group, The Writers Cafe, in El Cerrito, CA.

Video: Bob Dylan Does ‘All Along The Watchtower’ at Fiddler’s Green - July 31, 2013

Video: Bob Dylan Does ‘All Along The Watchtower’ at Fiddler’s Green – July 31, 2013

One year ago, on July 31, 2013, Bob Dylan performed “All Along The Watchtower” at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village, CO.

Dylan’s vocal performance is quite good, and his band is superb as usual.

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a…

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Audio: Listen to J Mascis and Cat Power Sing ‘Wide Awake’

Audio: Listen to J Mascis and Cat Power Sing ‘Wide Awake’

Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis has a new album, Tied to a Star, out August 26, 2014.

One song on the album, the beautiful “Wide Awake,” finds Cat Power joining Mascis on vocals.

Check it out.

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.

Or watch an…

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Audio: Classic First Two Big Star Albums To Be Rereleased - Both Have Been Remastered

Audio: Classic First Two Big Star Albums To Be Rereleased – Both Have Been Remastered

The great indie power=pop combo, Big Star, made two classic albums in the early ’70s: #1 Record and Radio City.

An incredible third album, Third/Sister Lovers was also recorded but that was basically an Alex Chilton solo record.

The first two albums have been major influential — R.E.M. were just one of numerous bands that fell under the sway of Big Star.

Now the first two albums have been…

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Audio: Listen To Jeff Tweedy’s Entire Newport Folk Festival Set - July 27, 2014

Audio: Listen To Jeff Tweedy’s Entire Newport Folk Festival Set – July 27, 2014

Jeff Tweedy at Newport. Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR.

Pretty cool.

Jeff Tweedy’s entire set, recorded at the Newport Folk Festival this past Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Tweedy is in top form these days.

Check it out right now at NPR.

SET LIST

“Diamond Light Pt. 1″
“Flowering”
“Summer Noon”
“Honey Combed” (Feat. Lucius)
“Hazel”
“World Away”
“New Moon” (Feat. Lucius)
“High As Hello” (Feat. Lucius)
“Low…

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Stream Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ Album Right Now, Plus Watch Beck’s New ‘Heart is A Drum’ Video

Stream Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ Album Right Now, Plus Watch Beck’s New ‘Heart is A Drum’ Video

As you probably know, Beck’s Song Reader sheet music album has been turned into a audio album that’s released this week. Appearing on the apple are lots of great artists including: Jack Black, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, Norah Jones, Fun., Tweedy, Laura Marling, Jason Isbell, and Eleanor Friedberger.

If you’ve got Spotify, you can listen right now. If you don’t, I believe you can try it out for…

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