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Title: Greil Marcus on his new book and Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"
Post by: jphauser on June 12, 2016, 09:38:27 PM
Greil Marcus just did a talk last week about his latest book including talking at some length about Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"

https://greilmarcus.net/2016/06/03/three-songs-three-singers-three-nations-talk-at-google-060316/

Title: Re: Greil Marcus on his new book and Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"
Post by: hms on June 26, 2016, 12:59:24 AM
Interesting, but, I didn't like the licence he used at the end where you think some more has been discovered about Geeshie, meeting Dylan and Hendrix, only to find in reading the notes, that 'everything in the last section of this chapter is made up, but some of the characters are real, albeit in mostly fictional rolls.'
h
Title: Re: Greil Marcus on his new book and Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"
Post by: alyoung on June 27, 2016, 06:16:03 AM
"Fictional rolls"???   FFS, Mr Marcus. Roles.
Title: Re: Greil Marcus on his new book and Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"
Post by: oddenda on June 27, 2016, 09:28:44 PM
says Al, the grammar nazi!

pbl
Title: Re: Greil Marcus on his new book and Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"
Post by: alyoung on June 28, 2016, 02:19:25 AM
Meowww, Pete! 'Sides, that's not grammar, it's spelling or vocabulary (or lack thereof). Says Al the spelling nazi.
Title: Re: Greil Marcus on his new book and Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"
Post by: hms on June 28, 2016, 06:28:39 AM
Sorry 'bout that.
It was approaching lunchtime, my mind must have been elsewhere!
h
Title: Re: Greil Marcus on his new book and Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"
Post by: alyoung on June 29, 2016, 04:03:37 AM
Oops. Didn't mean to ping a fellow-Weenie; the quote-marks made me think I was having a shot at a professional writer. Apols.
Title: Re: Greil Marcus on his new book and Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"
Post by: hms on June 30, 2016, 09:37:35 AM
Al, not a problem, yes it is a quote from a professional writer, but the error is mine!
I must get my tripewriter fixed!
h
Title: Re: Greil Marcus on his new book and Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"
Post by: frailer24 on July 06, 2016, 08:20:09 AM
Hms, I agree. Your tripewriter needs a new intestine mighty badly!
Title: Re: Greil Marcus on his new book and Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues"
Post by: TenBrook on August 11, 2016, 12:59:05 PM
Just found the below interview with Greil on the book. I'm about halfway through. It's definitely worth a listen and helps expand a bit on things touched on in the book.

http://radioopensource.org/america-three-songs/ (http://radioopensource.org/america-three-songs/)
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