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and i would ask for you to consider the fact that your icons were not always icons

The monthly music writing series Words and Guitars had me join them this week, so I wrote new essay on my Moby Dick of a story (for those of you who slept through high school English: we’re talking about the great white whale I will spend my life chasing) for it.

It’s about Buckingham Nicks (1973) and growing up and the special albums that are with you throughout that process. And also, importantly, about remembering that people change and we are all mortal humans — even the icons. Fun stuff!

edit: you can read it here if you hate my dumb voice.

psa: we’ve returned from our brief hiatus

hit up the new ’77 music club episode on the oft-forgotten glam rock gawd jobriath.

there’s a lot packed into this one, from his groundbreaking strides for lgbtq artists, ’70s social norms vs. today’s, the ways androgyny in rock is tied closely to white cis-male privilege…….. and also what “flex” and “zaddy” mean (for tha boomers out there).

so, yeah, a typical episode from us.