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Just a Girl I Used to Know

Brain Surgeons & Friends To Helen With Love! (Cellsum) By Richard Meltzer brown ‘n’ sugar sugar gold Sugar PANTS! –“Smellin’ With Helen,” 1968 To Helen With Love!, a CD tribute to “the life and music of Helen Wheels” put together by some folks I used to know, and some I still know, was recently released […]

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Third Spud From the Sun

Almost Famous Directed by Cameron Crowe By Richard Meltzer In the merry sequence of things, Cameron Crowe was the third of a conspicuous trio of teenage rock-crit wannabes, junior spuds from the gitgo, whose paths crossed mine in the early 1970s. The biggest cheesepuff of the bunch, if also initially the most ambitious, Jon Tiven […]