About/Contact/Thanks


GreilMarcus.net is a WordPress blog showcasing some of the archived writings of critic Greil Marcus, pulled from as many sources as possible (magazines, newspapers, liner notes, books, fanzines, websites, podcasts, etc.) and posted in a more or less random fashion. This blog was created by Scott Woods with Greil Marcus’s knowledge and assistance.


If you would like to share your feedback about the site, or if you are in possession of any material which might be of use here–be it stuff written by, or even about, Greil Marcus–please contact admin@greilmarcus.net.


Special thanks to:
Greil Marcus for inspiring this grand experiment, by which I don’t just mean this site
Phil Dellio for providing printed matter, years of Greil talk, and invaluable early feedback
Tom Hull, webmaster of the astonishing RobertChristgau.com, for sharing many ideas about getting something like this off the ground
Erik Nelson, for his generosity and (apparently bottomless) stash of GM columns
And for additional feedback, materials, corrections, permissions, hand-slaps, and/or promotions: Ihsan Amanatullah, Chris Bourke, Ann Douglas, Michael Goldberg, Andrew Hamlin, Robert A. Hull, David Lasky, Michaelangelo Matos, Devin McKinney, Perry Meisel, Vic Perry, Jeff Pike, Joy Press, Simon Reynolds, Derick Schilling


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16 thoughts on “About/Contact/Thanks

  1. I am addicted to this wonderful site. Everyday I look forward to more hidden gems I forgot about or did not even know about. What a brilliant treasure grove!

  2. Listening to you on Bob Edwards, reminded me of the time when my friend said, “we got to see them all when they come to town”. “They are killing themselves, they won’t be around for long”. You have 10 years on me in age, this statement was made in the early 70’s after the deaths of Hendrix & Joplin. My friend that made it has been dead now for years from selfdestructive indujenses.

  3. Hi,
    I am wondering is there a way to contact Greil directly ?
    I have a project I think he would be quite interested in.

    Thank you,
    Sam

  4. I just caught Greil’s excellent talk on “Last Kind Words Blues” by Geeshie Wiley at the AWP Conference in Minneapolis. Had to run soon afterward, but if I’d been able to stay would have asked Greil what he thinks of David Johansen’s cover (with the Harry Smiths on the Shaker CD) of the song, which seems very faithful in its details and essence. Wondering also in general, I guess, whether Greil has ever written about the two Johansen/Harry Smiths records.

  5. A silly, grandiloquent amateur musician who takes his own irrelevant work much too seriously, may ask himself how to get his unpromoted, unsollicited, unsigned album reviewed by Mr Marcus, and wind up here. Please give the poor bastard and his kind some sound advice to stick to their dayjobs. Thank you very much.

  6. I just want to congratulate Greil on his [imminent] birthday. We sell your books in Amsterdam, thanks for all your insight and wisdom. – A bookseller at the American Book Center in Amsterdam.

  7. I helped found the Velvet Illusions, whom you wrote some drivel about. You seem to be among the gullible and lazy who took it for the truth when you heard that Patty Hearst’s boyfriend, Steven Weed, had something to do with our band. Our Steve Weed, from Yakima, WA, was about 16 years old when Ms. Hearst was kidnapped. Absolutely no connection. But thanks for helping us sell a few more records.

    By the way, judging by how much we are collected/played/written about world-wide, I would say we WERE cool and we ARE cool. We surviving members are still playing. Still creating. Still making fans. Check out the FB Page, “Velvet Illusions Fans”.

  8. I decided yesterday that it was time for the 5th or 6th re-read of one of my all-time favourite books, Norma Jean the Termite Queen I was delighted to discover GM’s wonderful review, and this site, which will no doubt give me much reading pleasure in the weeks to come! Thanks!

  9. Nice to hear from you, thanks for the comment. I loved Greil’s review of this (a book, I confess, I’d never heard of before), enough so that it makes me want to read it, but it seems quite hard to find. I will keep searching.

  10. Several copies of Norma Jean (including the original 1976 Bantam paperback from the review, and a 1983 reissue) are available for a few bucks through Advanced Book Exchange, a worldwide network of used-book sellers: abebooks.com.

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