The Signal From David Katznelson

David Katznelson
Stories to read while the world is on fire.
Created 16 Mar 2020
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  • Up Your House, And Gone Again
    19 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    This weekend, as we witness a lunar eclipse…the longest of the century…we celebrate a great event of the 20th Century…an event that helped Rock ‘n’ Roll cement itself as an American art form. No, it w...
  • Strutting and Fretting the Hours
    18 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    Yesterday was Jose Saramago’s birthday. The first Portuguese writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Saramago was one of those writers that my Dad and I would read every time one of his books ca...
  • Ancient Psalms, Contemporary Folk
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Short newsletter today…I wanted to invite you all to an interview I am doing today with Nathan Salsburg at 2pm PST (5pm EST). I have known Nathan since around 2003? 5? when I began work with Anna Loma...
  • Science Friction Burns My Fingers
    15 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    In my attempt to slim down a record collection that, in my opinion, grew to a ludicrous size over the past 50 years, there are some decisions that have been relatively easy to make and some much more ...
  • Shake 'Em On Down
    12 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    I love the question about what band you wish you could have seen if you had a time travel device….what specific show, what specific era…Billie Holiday’s debut of Strange Fruit at Café Society in 1939,...
  • The Fury Of Sunsets
    09 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 1
    On this date in 1967 David Crosby is officially kicked-out of the Byrds as they are mid-way through the production of what would become one of my favorite records of theirs, The Notorious Byrd Brother...
  • The Incredible Long Distance
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    My family is in New York briefly for a Bat Mitzvah, and I found myself with a free hour yesterday near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At first, my reaction was….Covid…museums…another missed experient...
  • Attacking The Digital Windmills
    02 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    I started reading Don Quixote last week…finished book two last night. It is a novel that has been on “the list” of must read novels for me forever and with the “new” translation by Edith Grossman that...
  • It's Alive! IT'S ALLIIVVEEE!!!
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Yes, I am a fan of Halloween. Really, of horror films…but hell, the horror of it all spills into our lives anyway, right? Might as well throw some horns on, a bloody shirt, and walk the walk (the horn...
  • THE SCARES OF '71
    27 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    AS the days click down to Halloween my desire to watch some good horror films intensifies. This year I decided to dig into horror films from 1971—the ones celebrating a half-century of scares and bloo...
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