The Nose Just Needs Some Time to Find Itself, Okay?
Normally by Friday morning we've got the first one or two topics for The Nose ironed out, and we maybe spend some time hashing out what the third and fourth might be.
Not this week.
We're pretty sure that we're going to bat around Terry Teachout's contention that rock 'n' roll may very well not be here to stay:
For my part, though, I am struck by how little of the rock to which I listened so avidly as a teenager is interesting to me today. This is especially true of the “classic” albums of 1971 that are cited in Never a Dull Moment, most of which I have since come to find embarrassingly jejune. Who now listens to (say) America, Jethro Tull’s Aqualung, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 4 Way Street, Yes’s Fragile, the Doors’ L.A. Woman, Elton John’s Madman Across the Water, Pink Floyd’s Meddle or Janis Joplin’s Pearl for any possible reason other than nostalgia?
Beyond that, this show may be as much of a surprise for us as it'll be for you.
Here's some stuff we've talked about talking about, which may or may not mean we'll actually talk about it:
- Pamela Adlon's new show is like a brasher, more confident, female-driven "Louie"
- Obama Campaigns For Clinton: Gas Is Now $2 A Gallon, "Thanks Obama!"
- 'Thanks Obama.' The evolution of a meme that defined a presidency
- "Harambe" back in business after temporary jersey ban
- Alicia Keys and the 'Tyranny of Makeup'
- How to Tell If You're a Jerk
- Watch Michel Gondry's Surprise Video for the White Stripes' "City Lights"
- Scientists have identified why binge-watching "Game of Thrones" together brings couples closer
- The New Politics of Late Night
- Close Viewing: Touring the history of poetry in the YouTube age
- An Oral History of "We Built This City," the Worst Song of All Time
- Rebecca Castellani - Scholar of modern literature
- John Dankosky - Executive editor of the New England News Collaborative, and host of The Wheelhouse and NEXT on WNPR
- James Hanley - Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.