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Cory Booker on the 2020 Presidential Race
“I often leave this building at ten, 11 o’clock at night, along with the few remaining staffers, who are overwhelmingly white,” he says. “And then you see this long line of workers lining up to get in: the late-night shift. And they’re all African-American. So this building — these buildings — literally turn majority black at night. Because they are the people who are cleaning this place.”
news  politics  newjersey  2020 
september 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Clarence Clemons, Much More Than Springsteen’s Sideman - NYTimes.com
Of course Mr. Clemons was the band’s abiding African-American musician, who kept the E Street Band multiracial after the early departure of a keyboardist, David Sancious, also African-American. Along with the sound his saxophone brought to the songs — of soul and R&B, of urban sophistication and wildness — Mr. Clemons’s imposing figure declared that the E Street Band was sharing rock ’n’ roll’s black heritage, not plundering it. In America’s long, vexed cultural history of race, his bond with Mr. Springsteen made Mr. Clemons a symbol of unity and reconciliation.
rock  music  race  1970s  obituaries  newjersey  r&b 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | Springsteen can't save us
The word "dream" appears repeatedly in the Springsteen songbook. "Born to Run" first diagnosed the problem of the "runaway American dream," and Springsteen then planned an escape from "dreams that tear you apart" ("Promised Land"), a "dream where everything goes wrong" ("The Price You Pay"), a world that "slowly grinds your dreams away" ("Blood Brothers"). For Springsteen, dreams of love go unrequited ("One Step Up"), people dream of fields of blood ("Devils and Dust"), dreams are only good for reuniting with the dead ("Mary's Place").
songwriting  writing  creativity  dreams  music  rock  newjersey  aesthetics 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
How Bruce Springsteen Has Remained a Rock God for More Than 40 Years -- New York Magazine
Springsteen has written 256 songs, totaling 63,263 words. His top-ten favorites: Night (373), down (325), baby (317), man (222), girl (207), light (193), day (188), love (175), town (169), dream (132). His women: Mary (53), Janey (23), Kitty (10), Rosie and Sandy (9 each), Candy (8), Sherry (7), Frankie (5), Jenny (4), Wendy (3), Cherry (1). His cars: Cadillac (20), Ford (6), Buick, Chevy and Mercedes (3 each), Harley (2), Dodge (1). His haunts: Las Vegas (10), Jersey (8), Saigon (5), Memphis, San Diego and New York (3 each) and Pittsburgh (2).
rock  music  newjersey  magazines  data 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
LEDGER ADJUSTMENT - New York Post
"[T]he Newhouse family long ago offered lifetime guarantees that spare editorial workers at its daily newspapers from cutbacks for economic reasons - provided the journalists never let the union inside the newsroom door."
jobs  work  journalism  newspapers  newjersey  media  unions  corporations 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The New York Observer: Tony's Blackout
"It’s the perfect use of suspense. You are trapped, not wanting anything to happen, but wanting something to happen. It’s very vicious. You’re left with any number of imaginings. What the fuck happened? Which shows you’re bloodthirsty also.”
cinema  film  writing  fiction  television  story  aesthetics  newjersey 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
village voice > news > Black Publishers Make a Play for the Maxim man by Ben Westhoff
"I had to bridge the gap between the face and the energy of a supermodel, and the curves of an urban model. We wanted to get the type of models that fit that kind of 'street' element."
men  women  aesthetics  identity  sex  magazines  media  beauty  newjersey  black  prisons  marketing  urban 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Current Thinking
"I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
enery  environment  sustainable  usa  history  creativity  suburbia  urban  newjersey 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Harjo: Why the Imus story still matters : ICT [2007/04/27]
"[T]he Pew Research Center reported that 62 percent of white Americans think it's been covered too much. [...] 44 percent of African-American respondents said the amount of coverage was right and 18 percent said there was too little coverage."
race  media  ethnicity  sports  college  newjersey  hiphop  indian  black 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Tales of the Out & the Gone. By Amiri Baraka
"No one could be anywhere unless they didn’t yet exist. What existed changed and changed. The buildings rotted and the people disappeared. Reappeared. And the people whose metaphor had been stolen could not imagine what was going on."
books  fiction  reviews  newjersey  writing  shortstory  poetry  literature  aesthetics  identity 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Word Freak
“I’ll tell you something else: Songwriting is really much more difficult than writing poems. Once you get the first verse, you pretty much have to replicate that as you continue. The structure of a song is very rigid, comparatively speaking."
songwriting  music  rock  poetry  ireland  fiction  newjersey 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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