Category Archives: Saturday Music

Edited by Joe Daly, Saturday Music is our take on aural pleasure.

Song Beneath the Song: “Norwegian Wood” by the Beatles

At last, the strange last verse of the Beatles’ best song is explained. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Freddie Mercury died 25 years ago today. Here is a look at his most popular, and enigmatic, song. Continue reading

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When Pop Music Goes Dark: An Interview With Mark Brooks

“People might say, “Oh, this is straight pop music,” but when you dig in, it’s much more – it’s heartbreak, it’s anger, it’s back-stabbing…Everything on this record comes from a real feeling and a real experience. Continue reading

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The Job of a Lifetime

Former Christmas tree salesman/child wrangler/fire escape painter Robert Burke Warren realizes the day jobs are a significant part of the story. Continue reading

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WannaBowies: The Top Twenty Bastards of Bowie

David Bowie, like the Beatles and Bob Dylan, long ago achieved the status of adjective. For Monday Rock City, Robert Burke Warren lists the Top Twenty Bowie Bastards, i.e. the most Bowie-esque soundalikes, stretching from the 70s to the ‘aughts. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, David must be feeling pretty special right about now. Continue reading

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Hasten Down the Wind: Adventures in Babysitting, 1977

What to do when you’re 12 and a mysterious, beautiful, troubled woman moves in next door with her four-year-old? You babysit, of course! RBW offers some more summertime musical memoir. Continue reading

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My Night with Nico

What does one do when Fellini movie star, Warhol icon, former bedmate of Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop, and Jackson Browne, and frontwoman of The Velvet Underground leaves the methadone clinic and walks in to your waitressing gig? Holly George-Warren, eminent rock scribe and esteemed guest at The Weeklings, was still slinging hash when she crossed paths with the chanteuse/muse in late seventies Manhattan, but she did not let the opportunity pass her by. Continue reading

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