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Another Eve of Destruction

It was a sixties thing. In 1965 it was Barry McGuire’s Eve of Destruction – perhaps the most pretentious protest song from those odd days. It was not-very-convincing imitation Bob Dylan. McGuire offered it to The Byrds. They said no, pretentious … Continue reading

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In the Dismal Swamp

In Nathaniel West’s 1933 novel Miss Lonelyhearts – yes, a bit obscure – in the chapter “Miss Lonelyhearts in the Dismal Swamp” – that’s meant somewhat ironically – there’s this passage: He sat in the window thinking. Man has a … Continue reading

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