revisiting big star’s third/sister lovers

I have been fascinated by the coverage of, and reaction to, last weekend’s NYC performance of the Chris Stamey organized Stroke It, Noel: A Fully Orchestrated Performance of Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers. Especially, really, the reaction of strangers; NYC is a world away to me, and Stroke It, Noel still, four months later, still feels so…

thank you friends

Alex Chilton passed away the day before my 30th birthday, and his death is something that I’ve struggled with all year. I was unexpectedly devastated by it when it happened, and I have found myself blindsided repeatedly by the fact that he’s gone, more than once at more than one random moment, this year. And…

keep an eye on the sky

the morning benders @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. I had originally planned to post my most-Fridays list of inspiration today, but with Alex Chilton’s passing on Wednesday evening, I think the day is better devoted to rounding up some of the best writing about Chilton out there. Alex Chilton had a hit at…