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Santa John Roderick. Photo credit: Laura Duffy

I’d like to make the world a holiday mixtape…

This morning’s headlines made claim that a Christmas song by the Shins has overtaken Mariah Carey’s holiday anthem as the “the most played holiday song.” Although I love the Shins, their version of a Paul McCartney holiday song, and the idea of it being the #1 holiday song, I have to admit I’m a tad […]

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SecretHistofRocknRoll

'Tis the season for celebrated mythology: The Secret History of Rock 'N' Roll

Christopher Knowles is the author of the recently published book The Secret History of Rock ‘N’ Roll, which ties the rock-era music scene back to mystery cults formed “since the Stone Age.” Christmastime is a festive season when we party hard, glory vicariously in exciting fables, and when some of us even shove our mystified […]

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