Ask Greil (2022)

Ask Greil at Substack (2022 – ) Archives: 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020; 2021 Submit a question 11/25/22 First, thank you for the depth and clarity of your writing. It is inspiring. A day or two ago I decided to revisit Down in the Groove as though it was a new Bootleg Series volume with […]

Ask Greil (2021)

Ask Greil (current/submit a question) Archives: 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020 12/18/21While it’s a certainty that I’d read some of your writing previously, I don’t think I started actively registering the name “Greil Marcus” until I read it in Greg Tate’s Flyboy In The Buttermilk in earliest college. He gave you a shout-out at the […]

Ask Greil (2020)

Ask Greil (current/submit a question) Archives: 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2021 12/28/20 I read your book Mystery Train many years ago and it has been largely responsible for me spending big chunks of my spare time over the last 25 years listening to and researching the Stagger Lee ballad and thinking/theorizing about its meaning. I’ve […]

Ask Greil (2019)

Ask Greil (current/submit a question) Archives: 2016; 2017; 2018; 2020; 2021 12/20/19 Ok, impeachment. I came around to your thinking that it had to be done: that it was a moral imperative. But what now? He will be impeached; he will be acquitted. And the Republican Party will have firmly established that, as long as […]

Ask Greil (2018)

Ask Greil (current/submit a question) Archives: 2016; 2017; 2019; 2020; 2021 12/31/18 The fact that the Web exists at all is a beautiful, if imperfect, liberal ideal. People may waste time on it but people have saved thousands of hours using, for example, Wikipedia as a starting point for investigating any number of subjects. – […]