Archive for the 'Jim Carroll' Category

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

(Below, via his home in Athens, GA, Daniel Hutchens shares his thoughts on the life and work of Jim Carroll…) A while back I wrote a Diversions feature for Aquarium Drunkard about my “ten most influential albums.” I found out ten wasn’t nearly enough. I had to leave off so many albums essential to my […]

Monday, September 14th, 2009

They don’t really make artists like Jim Carroll anymore – that time has passed.  Born in 1950 in New York City, Jim was undoubtedly a product of both the Beat influence on American culture and punk’s ramshackle ethics. Carroll’s writing and his music were twin forces that clawed and raked at an urban existence that […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Context is everything. And sometimes it’s the mere shift of geography, the slighter or greater roar of the narrator that can make the biggest difference in a song. Jim Carroll’s “People Who Died” is a legendary song all its own. Originally released on 1980’s Catholic Boy, “People Who Died” runs through a litany of deceased […]