Between Rock and a Hard Place

Greg Mitchell
Award-winning author and film director ranges widely: from politics and media to music and movies.
Created 09 Jan 2021
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  • Cuomo, Covid and Other Evils
    04 Aug 2021about 9 hours ago • 4 min read • 5 0
    And away we go (literally), as this will be the last newsletter until around Labor Day. Call it a summer recess or vacation or hiatus, but I am out of here! Enjoy the rest of August, vaxxed up and mas...
  • Profile in Music: Emmylou Harris
    03 Aug 20211 day ago • 4 min read • 3 0
    With his surprising appearance on the Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo in 1968, I became a Gram Parsons fan, and naturally loved unknown Emmylou Harris when she joined him as a partner three years later...
  • Cartoons Monday!
    02 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 6
    And away we go on another manic Monday. Don’t forget to share, comment, subscribe (it’s free). But first, below, a new alt-take of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It a Pity” from a 50th anniversary set comin...
  • Quiz Day!
    30 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 5 5
    More than 25 years ago, with my former Zygote (1970) and Crawdaddy (1971-1979) colleague Peter Knobler, I assembled an anthology of some of the best of the Craw, which was published to good notices as...
  • Thursday's Wild
    29 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    And aweigh we go….don’t forget to share, comment, subscribe (it’s still free). Subscribe now Two sports briefs from The Onion: “NFL Warns Unvaccinated Players Will Face Consequences For Domestic Viole...
  • Get 'Beck' To Where You Once Belonged
    28 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 5 1
    And away we go. If you missed yesterday’s unveiling of first chapter of my novel (soundtrack by Dylan and The Band), go here. My Countdown to Hiroshima series continues here. Don’t forget to share, co...
  • Summer Fiction Issue!
    27 Jul 2021 • 16 min read • 2 5
    Today we depart from our daily collection of short takes, but this draft of a first chapter does fit the usual mode of music, humor and politics. Three thousand words, so you might want to read some a...
  • Cartoons Monday!
    26 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
    This will get you going to start another work, or maybe vacation, week. The wild and tragic James Booker was firmly in the line of legendary New Orleans piano greats—from Fess and Fats to Toussaint an...
  • Leonard Cohen: Profile in Music Redux
    23 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    Still traveling, so returning to the very first of my several Profiles in Music from way back in mid-winter before most of you subscribed. So enjoy it for the first (or second) time, after the usual c...
  • Cartoons Thursday!
    22 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 1
    Travel day for me, so you’ll have to “settle” for this group of swell cartoons and the following one classic song. On episode 5 of the Rick Rubin series with McCartney on Hulu, bassist Paul explains t...