Dave Marsh

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Occupation Louie Louie expert
Introduction Ultraveteran rock critic/journalist/biographer; cofounder of Creem Magazine; coined the term punk rock (Legs lies); a buncha years in limbo at Rolling Stone; too much for you but not for me written about Bruce Springsteen; author of many many books and editor of merely many more; editor and publisher of music & politics newsletter, Rock & Rap Confidential since 1983; involved in research and fundraising of the rare group of cancers called sarcomas and with helping teens and young adults with cancer since 1993.
Interests rock'n'roll, writing, social justice, comic books, socialism, the Southern civil rights movement, fiction on TV, destroying nonfiction on TV, wine, dogs, attemptiong to locate contemporary jouranlism (not to be confused with present day stenography), curing cancer
Favorite Movies Once Upon a Time in the West; The Miracle of Morgan's Creek; The Wild Bunch; these days, now that movies have become essentially a vessel for special effects, I think there's better feature stuff on TV (though a sharp nosedive since Buffy & Joan left the scene)
Favorite Music Muddy Aretha, Ray Sam & Dave, Curtis Marvin Stevie, Dion, Golden Age gospel, MC5, Dylan Bruce, Patty Griffin, Ray Wylie, Jimmy LaFave, 5 Royales, Little Willie John, Trane Miles, Lonnie Johnson, garage rock, Pearl Jam, Sun Ra, Little Richard, Eliza Gilkyson
Favorite Books I can't live without--Dickens; Mark Twain; James Baldwin; Music of the Common Tongue Christopher Small, Stephen King esp Dark Tower series, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, Beyond a Boundary CLR James, AJ Liebling, Dashiell Hammett, William Bronk, Deep Blues Robert Palmer, Craig Werner's A Change is Gonna Come, Monthly Review, The Negro National Colonial Question Nelson Peery, The Invention of the White Race T.W. Allen, 4th of July Asbury Park Daniel Wolff, Invisible Man I'm gonna hate myself for what I forgot

You've written a hit musical! How will you avoid having fame go to your head?

I'll probably bust myself upside the head, since I hate bloody musicals--all that enunciation makes me grit my teeth