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 (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 (2017)

Ask Greil (current/submit a question) Archives: 2016; 2018; 2019; 2020; 2021 12/12/17 What do you make of Al Franken’s intention to resign? Is this the right thing for him to do? – Terry Given that he was abandoned and denounced by his own party, with at least 35 fellow Democratic senators in effect refusing to […]


Interviews by Greil Marcus (work in progress) → David Thompson (Los Angeles Review of Books) 11/14/12 → D.A. Pennebaker (New Video Digital) 04/11  {video} → Todd Haynes, 11/29/07 → Don Delillo (a conversation) 09/05/05 → Laurie Anderson (Museum of Modern Art) 09/23/04 {audio} → Lou Reed (Interview magazine) 03/2003 → Neil Young (Spin) 01/94 → Elvis […]