Richard Manuel

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Levon Helm, R.I.P.

    Levon Helm died yesterday, at 71, from cancer. You didn't have to know him (as I did, faintly, fondly), to know that along with possessing one of the most moving voices and wickedest backbeats American music will ever know, that he had one of the most incredible, most surprising lives imaginable. Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Seventy On Seventy: The 70 Best Bob Dylan Songs, A To Z (Part Two Of Two)

    ​ (Part One is here.) So here we are on the once-unthinkable occasion of Dylan turning 70. When Dylan was starting out, old white men--I mean older than Pete and Woody--were mostly on the wrong side of the Civil Rights movement. Older black men, if they were survivors like Howlin' Wolf or S ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 1, 2008


    Brother Ray LaMontagne refines simplicity in shadows

  • Music

    August 31, 2004

    Inter-Century Freundschaft

    Where the fuck is for example the Z100, gangsta-rock, and Merina-Senegalese fusion?