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Lou Reed on Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Laurie Anderson, Setting Edgar Allan Poe to Music, and Why Record Labels Deserve to Die

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7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain

7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain | Brain Pickings

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David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work

David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work | Brain Pickings

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Yoko Ono and Her Sixteen-Track Voice

Yoko Ono and Her Sixteen-Track Voice via @rollingstone

Searching for Sugar Man - one of the best documentaries ever!

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How to Make Your Own Luck

How to Make Your Own Luck | Brain Pickings

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T. S. Eliot’s Iconic Vintage Verses About Cats, Illustrated and Signed by Edward Gorey

T. S. Eliot’s Iconic Vintage Verses About Cats, Illustrated and Signed by Edward Gorey | Brain Pickings

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“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter

“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter | Brain Pickings

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How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators | Brain Pickings

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Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona

Marilyn Monroe's Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Simplified Public Persona | Did you ever begin Ulysses? Did you ever finish it? Marilyn Monroe did both. She took great pains to be photographed reading or holding a book — insistence born not out vain affectation but of a genuine love of literature. "Writing in her famous Record notebook in 1955, she echoes Kerouac’s famous line, “No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge”