Michael Chabon is responsible for some truly magnificent books and screenplays, and then he also created the characters that are the basis for the new musical Brooklynite. He isn't involved in this production, but if he were it probably would have benefitted greatly from his expertise! The show has lots going for it, but its book needs [...]
Neil Gaiman and Michael Chabon recently sat for a conversation at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The two writers talked about their craft, stories, and beloved author Sir Terry Pratchett. The video embedded above features the portion of their discussion where they talked about Pratchett and his influence on the literary community. Show More Summary
Whatever else Neil Gaiman had intended to talk about with fellow writer Michael Chabon onstage at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Thursday night, it was upended by the death of his close friend, the English fantasy writer...Show More Summary
Genius has been on point with their verified annotations recently, with Rick Rubin, Grizzly Bear, and Michael Chabon all contributing some notes on tracks they worked on or had a special interest in. Their next get is Fool’s Gold founder A-Trak, who added his two cents on a number of tracks, including some of the […]
Author Michael Chabon shared songwriting tips with The Daily Beast. NPR Music is streaming the new Swervedriver album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You. The Rumpus interviewed author Laura van den Berg. NPR Music is streaming Moon Duo's new album...
The celebrated novelist opens up about his move to music, penning several songs on Mark Ronson’s new album Uptown Special and annotating tunes on Genius.
At the beginning of this week, Kendrick Lamar dropped his astounding new track “The Blacker The Berry,” and we wrote about how author Michael Chabon took it upon himself to annotate the rapper’s prose on Genius (fka Rap Genius). The site is attempting bring a more esteemed level of criticism into the fold, and it [...]
After a period of quiet, and a release that didn’t quite live up to his reputation – an appearance on Chris Brown’s “Autumn Leaves” to be precise – we were reasonably concerned. This week Kendrick Lamar returned with a bang with… The post Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker the Berry” Annotated by Author Michael Chabon appeared first on Highsnobiety.
Help crowdfund a Kurt Vonnegut documentary. Biographile interviewed the documentarian. Michael Chabon annotated Kendrick Lamar's song "The Blacker the Berry." The Millions interviewed author Kelly Link. New York profiled Joni Mitchell. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Elisa Albert. Hear Courtney...
Genius, the lyrics annotation site formerly known as Rap Genius, has been adding high-profile new users at a pretty impressive rate lately. Last month, the New Yorker’s pop music critic, Sasha Frere-Jones, left the magazine to become...Show More Summary
Genius is a lyric annotation website that was formerly known as Rap Genius, and while anyone is free to contribute, it’s clear that the site is aiming toward loftier realms given that former New Yorker critic Sasha Frere-Jones recently joined the site’s ranks and Rick Rubin contributed his expertise. Today, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, screenwriter [...]
This week Mark Ronson released Uptown Special, his fourth proper solo album and the launching pad for the increasingly inescapable Bruno Mars jam “Uptown Funk!” The album — Ronson’s first in nearly five years — features contributions from Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt, Mystikal (!), Stevie Wonder (!!) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author [...]
Justin Townes Earle's Absent Fathers is a companion disc to his Single Mothers album, released last year. Mark Ronson's Uptown Special contains lyrics by author Michael Chabon. Archival releases include Lou Reed's Hassled in April: Live in Chicago 1978....
Recommended reading: A new short story from Michael Chabon is now available from Tablet.
Tablet features a new short story by Michael Chabon. Pitchfork, FACT and Dummy previewed 2015's music releases. 32 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Tuesday (bringing the total number of lists...
For Uptown Special, out January 13, Grammy-winning producer, instrumentalist, and well-connected dude Mark Ronson wanted a narrative-driven set of lyrics to accompany his retro-leaning pop. So after divining a kindred spirit from the classic-funk references embedded in Michael Chabon’s 2012 novel Telegraph Avenue, Ronson approached the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer to... More »
Antonya Nelson is her name. If you haven't heard of her yet, that may be because she's still something of a writer's writer with book jackets full of arias of praise from the likes of Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace, and Raymond Carver. Show More Summary
Mark Ronson, the British DJ and musician, has a knack for neat, unexpected collaborations: he’s worked with artists as diverse as Adele, Duran Duran, and Amy Winehouse. But for his first album in four years, Uptown Special, Ronson has gone even further afield, recruiting Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon to write the record’s lyrics. Show More Summary
The novelist Michael Chabon has written lyrics for half the songs on Mark Ronson's album “Uptown Special,” due in January.
Michael Chabon talked to the Guardian about collaborating on mark Ronson's new album. For Chabon, a self-confessed music junkie with favourites ranging from Joni Mitchell and Elvis Costello to Mos Def and Rakim, Ronson's request was a "bolt from the...