Just added Greil Marcus’ website to the blogroll in place of James Wolcott’s (which has lost its principal use as a conduit to more interesting blogs by virtue of Vanity Fair making its website virtually impossible for neophytes like me to navigate).
Marcus’ site is a treasure trove…fascinating and virtually endless snapshots of forty-five years worth of pop culture. Enlightening, infuriating, thought-provoking, blood-pressure-raising all the things that make life worthwhile. I’ve been meaning to add it for a while and decided today was the day for it because the latest addition to the site is a “Real Life Rock Top Ten” from May of 1988, where, among other things he recommends House of Schock’s “Middle of Nowhere.”
That I very recently wrote about how much this extremely obscure record meant to me at the time is not even weird.
What’s weird is being convinced for nearly thirty years that you were crazy and finding out you may not have been quite as crazy as you thought.
Never fear. With the help of Gina’s “good smile” I’m coping.