Author: Elizabeth Nelson

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For the second installment of my Oxford American column, “A Goddamn Impossible Way Of Life” I wrote about persona, pro wrestling, Neil Young, Bloomington, Indiana and the absolutely bonkers 1973 Elvis Presley network special Aloha From Hawaii. Check it out! Ultimately, the success of Aloha from Hawaii was staggering. It is estimated that somewhere between […]
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Let’s talk about Slow Train Coming, Bob Dylan’s late 70s embrace of gospel music, which turns forty (40!) years old this year. It remains the signature baffling moment in a six-decade career full of them. For certain fans, the cognitive dissonance between the firebrand, Beat-influenced, speed-addled, wonder-boy sage of Bringing It All Back Home and […]
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