Many in the baseball world were moved by Monday’s news of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passing away at age fifty-four. For the past two days commentators and eulogists have compared him to an artist. How many in the art world would compare themselves to a baseball player, or seek influence from one? Last summer […]
This box of sixty-two cassettes arrived in the Rock Fish Stew offices this week. They contain recordings of Bonnaroo and Big Ears founder Ashley Capps’ legendary Knoxville public radio show, “Unhinged,” taped from WUOT‘s airwaves by a dedicated (and generous) listener, Matthew Range, from 1989 to 1992. A quick sample of Matthew’s handwritten tape labels […]
The Story of “John Coltrane: A Biography”
In 1975, Dr. Cuthbert Ormond Simpkins published a biography of John Coltrane. The story of Simpkins and his book is worthy of the subject he so passionately wrote about. RFS’ own Sam Stephenson delves into this subject in “An Absolute Truth: On Writing a Life of Coltrane” in The Paris Review Daily.