Dear Amy Winehouse,
I was really upset to hear of your death this weekend. You were so young, and so talented, and through all of the scandal and sordidness of your reputation, your songs always showed a really genuine, earthy wisdom. What can I say, I was a big… Read the rest
Dear Gil Scott-Heron,
I know that a lot of young people these days don’t really appreciate poetry. I know, because I used to be the same way — until I found your work.
You weren’t like the poets I’d had to read in school, all formal and archaic and… Read the rest
My friends are always surprised to hear it, but I’ve been a fan of yours for a while. True, almost everything else in my iPod is, I guess, your stereotypical white-guy-in-his-thirties rock — nineties grunge bands, a couple of Stones albums, just enough Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire… Read the rest