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"The Best, Worst, and Most Florida of the Heartbreakers, According to Mike Campbell"

My favorite bit from the interview is this:

Song that sounds most like Florida

“American Girl.” We were so young when we wrote that, and it was the first song where we found our sound: the harmonics in the instruments, the beats, the words, the youthful angst and excitement. We had just come from Florida out to Los Angeles and it comes across in that song beautifully. It’s who we are, it’s our Deep South roots. It’s the soul of the song.

The [State Road] 441 mentioned in that terrific song is a road I drove many Saturday nights of my senior year in high school to see the girl who would become my wife of now 42.5 years.


"Paul McCartney as management study"

Tyler Cowen pays handsome tribute to the skills and achievements of Sir Paul. I can't argue with any of it, but back when I was a kid and everybody had to choose up sides--Beatles or Stones--I went with the Stones and I haven't changed my mind.

Related: Bob Dylan expresses his huge admiration for McCartney.

Bonus: Peter Jackson advertises his forthcoming film about the Beatles, Get Back.