A recent pressing of the pop chanteuse's debut 'Born to Die' plays Baltimore shoegaze band's 'Sleep Through It' instead.
Apparently if you buy a copy of a certain pressing of Lana Del Rey’s 2012 LP Born To Die, you will instead be getting the excellent Baltimore shoegaze band Wildhoney’s 2015 debut Sleep Through It, as Philadelphia City Paper reports. (Honestly, probably a trade up.) Wildhoney guitarist Joe Trainor says that the band got an […]
In 1908, the year the late Rev. Noah Smith was born, America was getting ready to elect William Howard Taft as its 27th president. Lyndon B. Johnson, the man who would become the 36th President of the United States, was also born.
As reported by the BBC, The Towering Inferno and Death On The Nile director John Guillermin has died. The cause of death was reportedly a heart attack. He was 89. Guillermin was born in London in 1925 to French parents, and after attending...Show More Summary
After Jennifer Berry was accused of throwing her newborn girl out a window this week, Westchester County officials said they would review the 2008 case, in which her baby boy was ruled to have died from natural causes.
Farrah Abraham was introduced to the world as a single teenage mother on 16 & Pregnant and back then, she was trying to balance going to school and being a mother to little Sophia. Of course, Sophia’s father died before she was born in a horrible accident. Show More Summary
YouTube Link This interesting Vox video tells us that 150,000 people are going to die today, and that where we are born can dramatically change how and at what age we die. Vox presents viewers with a map that lists the number one ways people die early in every country. Show More Summary
by Andrew Sacher Wild Throne's new album Harvest of Darkness comes out next week (10/2) via Roadrunner (pre-order), and now the whole thing is here to stream. Like we said when we were talking about early single "Born To Die,'...
(My father, songwriter Carl Sigman, was born on Sept. 24, 1909. He died on Sept, 20, 2000. Portions of this blog were published last summer.) Rae Sigman, Carl's strong-willed mother, was proud of her son's ability to navigate Beethoven sonatas and improvise pop tunes at the piano. Show More Summary
Known as Wall Street's oldest stockbroker, Irving Kahn died earlier this year at the age of 109. He was born in 1905, made his first trade in 1929 before the Great Depression hit, and continued to work for years after celebrating his 100th birthday. Show More Summary
Kara was born in uncertainty. After 6 hours of labor, the doctor held her limp body and nervously looked to my mother for a clue. Was she normal (whatever that meant) enough to resuscitate, or should we let her pass? My mother looked at Kara’s brown hair and counted her fingers and toes and... Continue reading
Many people think that we are born alone and we die alone, so we spend our whole lives trying to make as many
Theodore Coneys was born November 10, 1882 in Petersburg, Illinois to T. H. Coneys, a Canadian immigrant who owned a hardware store in Petersburg, and his wife. After the elder Coneys died in 1888, Mrs. Coneys and her son moved to a farm near Beloit, Wisconsin, then to Denver, Colorado in 1907, where she worked […]
He was born Charles Kenneth Williams in Newark in 1936 and went on to become one of the most significant voices in contemporary American poetry. We learned this morning that C.K. Williams died at the age of 78. He had taught at Princeton since 1996. More: C. K. Williams, whose morally impassioned poems addressing war, […]
Carl Schorske’s book, Fin-de-Siecle Vienna, published in 1980, was an eye-opener and city guide to my generation of Mahler and Schoenberg researchers. Schorske, born in New York, understood the inner cultural geography of Vienna better than just about anyone in German, English or any other tongue. A teacher at Princeton for much of his life, […]
Dinorah Varsi The Uruguayan pianist Dinorah Varsi was born in 1939 and died in 2013, having first performed in public at the age of four, and continuing to perform and record (her first recording session was in 1945) until 2009 when she withdrew from concert life. Show More Summary
From the Paris Métro to Kennedy Airport, signs over the years have borne Mr. Frutiger’s imprint.
Lana Del Rey finally invites fans to her honeymoon. The seductive siren released her new album on Thursday, Sept. 17. Although the album is no Born to Die or Paradise, it’s still a Lana Del Rey album. There’s no one that can write and sing moody and melodic songs quite like her. Show More Summary
Post by Nanci Theoret. For some celebrities, their destiny in life was written in the stars. Born to parents who couldn’t take care of them, died tragically, or simply were too young for the responsibilities of a child, adoption provided...Show More Summary
Adam Purple, a legendary environmentalist and gardener who helped to save huge sways of New York City’s Lower East Side, has died at the age of 84. According to the New York Times, the eccentric gardener, who was born David Wilkie, died shortly after collapsing on the walkway of the Williamsburg Bridge, which connects Manhattan’s... Show More Summary