“The difference between what can be proved and what cannot be proved is what humanity calls ‘art.'”

J.L. Wall

J.L. Wall is a native Kentuckian in self-imposed exile to the Midwest, where he teaches writing to college students and over-analyzes Leonard Cohen lyrics.

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  1. trizzlor says:

    Does the intersection of Springsteen and Reagan seem that surprising? I’m pretty sure pining for a lost America has been one of the defining staples of rock music: Johnny Cash and Nixon; Newt Gingrich and R.E.M.; Sarah Palin and … Wilco. Heck, with The Kinks, britpop, and recently The Arctic Monkeys (to name a few) even the US doesn’t have a monopoly on mourning lost youth and greatness.

    I would love to know if this is the case for non-English speaking rock music as well. The French, to the best of my knowledge, mainly sing about doing LSD and the benefits of incest. What about Arabic rock?Report

  2. Mike Schilling says:

    It can be proved “beyond the shadow of a doubt and with geometric logic” [1] that Jeter did not deserve the Gold Glove.

    1. You’ff find this in Bartlett’s under Queeq, Philip F.Report