John Henry is fighting an age old battle. All of us are. Something will always come along and render us useless.
Jeff Rosen has spent his life in the world of music in one form or another. Starting out as musician, he has been involved in the music publishing field for over three decades. His written work has appeared in Spin, Musician and on numerous album liner notes and reissues.
Posts by Jeff Rosen
The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.