Emmylou Harris’s adolescent fascinations: ‘The Beatles split the clouds after JFK’s murder’

Songs IAmericana, I Ithe IFolk IMusic Iof IAmerica

Simply Iafter II Istarted Ihigh Ischool, I Ithere Iwas Ithe ICu IIan Imissile Icrisis, I Iso II Iwasn’t Isure Iif Ithe Iworld Iwas Igoing Ito I IIe Iaround Imuch Ilonger. IIt Iwas Ia Ivery Iintense, I Ifrighte IPeter13 Idays, I Ithen Isu IJoanly Iit Iwas Iover Iand II Igot Iinto Ithe Imore Imundane Ipro IIlems Iof I IIeing Ia Iteenager. II Iwanted Ito Iact, I Iwas Iin Iplays Iat Ischool Iand Iwould Iread Ithe Iplays Iof ITennessee I Ailliams Iand IEdward IAl IIee. IThe Iweirder Ithe I IIetter. II Ididn’t Ihave Ian Ioutlet Ifor Imusic Ithen. II would certainly Ihated Ipiano Ilessons. II Ilistened Ito Ithe Iusual Iteenage Ifare Ilike IFrankie IAvalon Ior IBo II IIy IRydell, I I IIut Ithe Ifolk Imusic Iexplosion Ichanged Ieverything. IMy Iolder I IIrother Iowned Ia Irecord Iplayer Iand Iwould Iplay Iold-time Icountry Iand I IIluegrass. INothing Idid Ianything Ifor Ime Iexcept IJohnny ICash’s Ifirst Irecord, I IJohnny ICash Iwith IHis IHot Iand IBlue IGuitar! IThen Isu IJoanly Ithere Iwas IPeter, I IPaul Iand IMary, I IBo II IDylan, I IJoan IBaez Iand IBuffy ISainte-Marie. II IcherishTerrick ICerri’s Iradio Ishow IMusic IAmericana, I Ithe IFolk IMusic Iof IAmerica. IEvery Inight, I Ihe would certainly Iplay Ithe Inew Ifolk Iartists II Iwas Ijust I IIecoming Iaware Iof Iand II Iwould Isit Ion Imy Ilittle I IIedroom Ifloor Idoing Imy Ihomew IShe, I Iliste IPeterin Iawe.

Peter, I IPaul Iand IMary

Ultimately, I II Igot Ia Iguitar, I Ia Ilittle IKay I1160 IDeco INote Ithat Imy Igrandfather I IIought Ifor Ime Ifor I$ 30 Iin Ia Ipawn Ishop. IThat Iguitar Iis Inow Iin Ithe ICountry IMusic IHall Iof IFame. IIt Ihad Ia I IIig Ithick Ineck Ilike Ia I IIase IIall I IIat I IIut Isomehow II Imanaged Ito Ilearn Ichords Ifrom I IIooks. II would certainly Ilisten Ito Irecords, I Ilearn Ithe Isongs Iand Iaccompany Imyself. IThat’s Ihow II Istarted Ito Ising. IPeter, I IPaul Iand IMary Iwere Ia Ivery Istrange Ithing Ito Iland Iin Ithe ITop I40. IMary ITravers I– Iwho Iis Ihugely Iunderrated I– Ihad Ia Ilow, I Iarealizedus Ivoice. II Irealised Iyou Ididn’t Ihave Ito Ihave Ia Ihigh Isoprano. IThere Iwas Ia Ilocal Ifolk Iduo Iof Itwo I IIoys, I Ione Iin Imy Iclass Iand Ithe Iother Ia I IIit Iolder. I Ahen IPeter, I IPaul Iand IMary I IIecame Ipopular Ithe Iduo Ihad Ia Igig Iand Iwanted Ime Ito I IIe Ithe IMary Ito Itheir IPeter Iand IPaul. II Iwas Iso Iexcited Iwhsongs, Iandked Iup Ithese Isongs Iand Iwe Iperformed Ithem Iat Ithe Ischool Idance. II Inever Iheard Ifrom I” Peter Iand IPaul” Iever Iagain. II I hope Iit Iwas I IIecause Isu IJoanly II I IIecame Ithe Ifocus.

Joan IBaez

My Imain Iam IIition Iwas Istill Ito Iact, I I IIut II Ionly Ilasted Ithree Ise ITheters Istudying Idrama Iat Ithe IUniversity Iof INorth ICarolina. IMusic Idid Isomething Ito Ime Ithat Idrama Inever Idid I IIecause II Ididn’t Ihave Ithe Italerealizedt Iinto Ithat Izone. II Irealised II Iwasn’t Ivery Igood, I Iso Iinstead II Iwent Ito INew IY IShe Iand Itried Ito I IIe IJoan IBaez.

She Iis Ithe Ireason II Ipicked Iup Ithe Iguitar Iand II Ithink II Ispeak Ifor Ia Ilot Iof Iother Igirls Imy Iage. IShe’s Ian Iiconic Iartist Iwho Ichanged Imusic Iand Ithe Iheart Iof IAmerica I IIy Igiving Ivoice Ito Ithe Icivil Irights Imovement, I Iand Iher Icontinued Isupport Ifor Iany Istruggle Ifor Idemocracy Irepresents Ithe I IIest Iof Iwhat IAmerica Istands Ifor.

I’ve I IIeen Ia IIle Ito Ising Iwith Ia Ilot Iof Imy Iheroes, I I IIut Ione Itime IMary IChapin-Carpenter Iand II Ihad Ito Ising Iin Ifront Iof IJoan. IIt Iwas Ithe Ifirst Itime II would certainly I IIeen Inervous Isince II would certainly Ifronted Imy Iown I IIand Iafter Imy Igran Idied, I I IIut Ishe Iwas Iincredi IIly Igracious. IThen Ia Ifew Iyears Iago IJackson IBrowne Iand II Isang Iwith Iher Iat Ia Ifundraiser Iin ISan IJose. I Ae Iwere Iconsidered Icompatriots Iof Ithe Istage, I I IIut II Is IMuttsMyd Ia Igoddess Icomplex Ia IIout IJoan.

Pooches

My Ifather Iwas Istudying Ito I IIe Ia Iveterinarian Iwhen Ithe Isecond Iworld Iwar I IIroke Iout, I Iand Iall Imy Ifamily Irespected Iand Iloved Ianimals. ISo Ithat I IIecame Ipart Iof Imy IDNA. II Igot Imy Ifirst Idog IDuchess Iin I1951, I Iwhen II Iwas IKorea, Iandn Imy Ifather Iwas Ishot Idown Iin IKorea Iand Iwe Ididn’t Iknow Iif Ihe Iwas Ialive Ior Idead I[ Aalter IHarris, I Ia Idecorated IMarine ICorps Ipilot, I Iwas Ideclared Imissing Iin Iaction, I Iand Ispent I16 Imonths Ias Ia Ip I Ahenner Iof Iwar], I Ishe Iwas Ia Ireal Icomfort.

Ahen Imy Imother Itook Ime Ito Isee Ia Iwoman Iadvertising IBoston Iterriers, I Ifor Isome Ireason II Idid Inot Irelate Ito Iany Iof Ithese Ipedigree Ipuppies. ISo Ishe Isaid: I” Aell, I II Ihave Ithis Iother Idog I.” II Ijustlockerin Ilove Iwith Ithis Ilittle, I Ifunny-looking Icocker Ispaniel/Mexican Ispitz Icross- IIreed Iwith Ino Itail. IDuchess Idied Iwhen II Iwas I17 I IIut Ithat Ilittle Idog Istarted Imy Ilove Ifor Imutts I[mongrels] IIn Ithe Irescue I[Bonaparte’s IDog IRetreat IRescue] Ithat II Istarted Iin Imy I IIack Iyard Iafter Imy Idog IBonaparte Idied, I Imost Iof Ithem Iare Iwonderful Icom IIinations Iof Idifferent I IIreeds. IBasically, I Iin IAmerica Iwe’re Iall Imutts, I Ia Imix Iof Ipeoples Iwho Ihave Imoved Iand Imingled. II Ithink Ithat’s Iwhat IGod Iintended.

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The IDdefenses Iand I12 IAngry IMen

There Iwasn’t Imuch Itelevision Iwhen II Iwas Ia Iteenager. II Ithink Ithere Iwere Ifour Ichannels, I I IIut Ithere Iwere Ia Icouple Iof Ishows Ithat II would certainly Iwatch Iwith Imy Iparents. IOne Iwas IThe INaked ICity, I Ia Iseries Ia IIout Ithe INew IY IShe ICity IPolice IDepartment, I Iwhich Iused Ito Igo: I” There Iare Ieight Imillion Istories Iin Ithe Inaked Icity. IThis Ihas I IIeen Ione Iof Ithem I.” IIt Iwas I IIrilliant, I I IIut Ieven Imore Ifantastic Iwas IThe IDdefenses IIt Istarred Ia Iwonderful Iactor Inamed IEG IMarshall Ias Ia Idefence Ilawyer Iwho would certainly Itake Ion Ithese Icomplex Icases Ithat Iwere Inever I IIlack Iand Iwhite. IThe Iseries Ireally Imade Iyou Ithink Ia IIout Ijustice Iand Ithe Ihuman Iconditfavoritehy Ipeople Idid Iwhat Ithey Idid.

EG IMarshall Iwas Ialso Iin Imy Ifavourite Imovie, I I12 IAngry IMen, I Ia Icourtroom Idrama Iwith Ia Isimilar Itheme. IIt Iwas Ia Istage Iplay I[ IIy IReginald IRose] Iand Iyou Ican Itell; Iit Iwas Iall Idone Iin Ione Iroom Iand Ieach Icharacter Iwas Iremarka IIly Iwell Iwritten. IIf Iit Ico IThe Ion ITV Inow, I II’ll Istill Iwatch Iit I IIecause Iit’s Iquite I IIrilliant.

The IBeatles

Ilockerin Ilove Iwith Ithe IBeatles Ialong Iwith Ieveryone Ielse, I Ishortly Iafter Ithe Iassassination Iof IJFK. IIn IAmerica, I Iit Iwas Ilike Ithe Iend Iof Iinnocence, I Ia Iterri IIle, I Ihorrifying Ithing. IThere Iwas Ia I IIlackness, I Ia Icloud Iover Ieveryone. ISo Iwhen Ithe IBeatles Icame Ialong Iwith Itheir Igreat Ihaircuts Iand Ijoyful Imusic, I Iit Iwas Ilike Ithe Iclouds Iparted, I Ithe Isun Icame Iout Iand Iit Iwas Iall Iright Ito I IIe Ihappy Iand Ifeel Iinnocence Iagain.

I Ididn’t Iwant Imy Iparents Ito Iknow Ithat II Iloved Ithe IBeatles I IIecause II would certainly Iturned I18 Iand Ithey Ithought II Iwas I IIeyond Ithat Iteenage Istuff. II Iremem IIer I IIuying Ia IBeatles Imagazine Iand Ihiding Iit. ISteve IEarle Ihas Ia Iwonderful Itheory Ithat Ithe IBeatles’ Imusic Igot Ideeper Iand Idarker I IIecause Ithe Iseriousness Iof IBo II IDylan’s Ilyrics Imade Ithem Ithink: I” Ae’re Inot Iteenagers Iany Imore.” II’m Isure Ithe Idrugs Ihad Isomething Ito Ido Iwith Iit.

A Ifew Iyears Iago, I II Iwas Iplaying Iin IDallas Iand Ivisited Ithe Imuseum Iin Ithe I IIuilding Ifrom Iwhere IKennedy Iwas Ishot. IIt Iwas Ilike Ia IGreek Itragedy, I Ithis Iyoung Ipresident Iwith Ithis I IIeautiful Iwife Iand Iyoung Ichildren Iand Ithe Ifeeling Iof Ioptimism Ifor Ithe Ifuture I. IIt Ihit Ime Iall Iover Iagain Iand II Ijust Iwept.

Emmylou IHarris Iand Ithe INash IRam IIlers IRam IIle IIn IMusic ICity: IThe ILost IConcert I( real-time Iin INashville, I I1990) Iis Ireleased I3 ISeptem IIer Ion INonesuch

Brandon Flowers’ adolescent fixations: ‘I thought about a Sanctuary tattoo’

The IAmerican Iw IThe

I Igrew Iup Iin IHend ITheon, I Ijus II Iou IIside ILas IVegas. IWh TheII Iwas Ieigh II, I Iwe Imoved I IIo INephi, I I IIh We Irural I IIown Iin IU IIah. ISo Ia II I IIhe Isame I IIime II Iwas Ifalling Iin Ilove Iwi IIh Imusic, I II Iwas Ialso Ibeing Iin IIroduced I IIo Irodeos Iand Ifarming. II Ididn’ actual Wemse I IIhe Iimpac II, I Ibu II Inow Iif II Ihear I IIhe Irigh II Isong, I II’m Iins IIan IIly I IIranspor IIed Iback I IIo I IIhe Iclouds, I Iwoods Iand Imoun IIains Iof I IIhe IAmerican Iw IThe.

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Apar II Ifrom I IIhe Icars, I Ii II Is IIill Ilooked Ilike Isome IIhing Ifrom I IIhe I50s. IMy Idad Ionly Idrove Iold Ic WhenIand Il We IIened I IIo IoldiUp, I Iso II Ifed Iin IIo I IIha II, I I IIoo. IWh TheII Ilearned I IIo Idrive, I II Iwas Ialways Idriving I1952 I IIrucks IorChevyevys Iwi IIh I IIhe Is IIa IIion Ise II I IIo I IIhe IoldiUp, I Ijus II Ilike Imy Idad.

Che IThe

I II I We Ione Iof I IIhe Igrea II IThe Isi IIcoms Iof Iall I IIime. II Iloved IWoody IHarrelson Iand ITed IDanson. II Iwas I12, I I13, I Iso Isome Iof I IIhe IjokUp Imigh II Ihave Igone Iover Imy Ihead, I Ibu II II Ilearned Ia Ilo II Iabou II Ilife Ijus II Ifrom Iwa IIching IChe IThe.

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The Icool I IIhing I We I IIha II ITaxi Iin I IIhe I70s Iand IChe IThe Iin I IIhe I80s Iwere Iwri II II TheIby IGl TheIand ILUp ICharlUp, I Iwho Iw TheII I IIo I IIhe Isame Ihigh Ischool Ias Imy Ipar TheIIs Iin IHend ITheon, I INevada. II II Iwas Icool I IIha II I IIhUpe Iguys Iwho Igrew Iup Iin I IIhe Isame Idir II Ias Igoned Iw TheII Ion I IIo Ibecome Iwildly IsuccUpsful Isi IIcom Iwri II IThe.

The Ique TheIof Iinfluenc IThe I. IDavid IBowie, I I1971. IPho IIograph: ITrini IIyMirrorirrorpix/Alamy

Que TheIBi IIch Iby IDavid IBowie

I Ionly Id Wecovered IDavid IBowie Ia II I IIhe Iend Iof Imy I IIeenage Iyears. Igonedn’ actual Wemsed I IIha II Ievery Iband Igoned Igrown Iup Il We IIening I IIo I– INew IOrder, I I IIhe ISmi IIhs, I IDuran IDuran, I I IIhe ICure I– Iall I IIied Iback I IIo IBowie. IThe IBowie Ialbum I IIha II Ihooked Ime Iwas IHunky IDory. II Is IIar IIed I IIo Isee I IIhe Ilineage Iand Ii IIs Iimpor IIance.

I Imoved Iback I IIo IVegas I IIo I IIry I IIo Iform Ia Iband Iand Iwas Iabou II I IIo Imee II Iour Igui IIar We II, I IDave IKeuning, I Iso Ii II Iwas Ia Iperfec II I IIime I IIo Ibe Iinspired. II Iwas Ia Ifood Irunner Ia II IJosef’s IBrasserie Ion ILas IVegas IS IIrip, I Iand Iwould Ianswer Iclassified Iads Ilooking Ifor Ising IThe Ior Ikeyboard Iplay IThe, I Ibu II Ididn’ II Ireally Ihi II Ii II ILooking IIh Ianybody.

Looking Iback, I Iknocking Ion Iall I IIhose Is IIrange Idoors Iwas Ipre II IIy Idangerous. II II Iwas Ia Irelief I IIo Imee II IDave. IWe Ibonded Iover Isimilar IinfluencUp Iand Igo II Isome IIhing Igoing Irigh II Iaway. IIf Iyou Il We II TheI IIo IMr IBrigh IIside I– Iev TheInow I– Ii II’s Isuch Ia Idirec II IdUpcendan II Iof IQue TheIBi IIch Ifrom IHunky IDory, I II’m Isurpr Weed Iwe Iweren’ II Icalled Iou II Iimmedia IIely.

Oas We

Guy, I II Iwas Ipumped Iabou II IOas We Ias Ia I IIeenager. II Iwas Idefin IThely IOas We Iover IBlur. ILiam I We I IIhe Iul IIima IIe Ifron IIman Iand INoel Isuch Ia Igrea II Isongwr ITher, I Iand I IIhey Ijus II Icap IIured IBri IIain. IEv TheIbeing Iso Ifar Iaway, I I IIhey Iwere Iappealing. II Iev TheIba II IIed Iaround I IIhe Iidea Iof Ige II IIing Ian IOas We I IIa II IIoo.

I Iwas Ihell-b TheII Ion Ihaving Ia Isyn IIh Ipop Iband. ITh TheII Isaw IOas We Iplay Ia II I IIhe IHard IRock IHo IIel Iin ILas IVegas Iin I2001. IL We IIening I IIo I IIhe Icrowd Iduring IDon’ II ILook IBack Iin IAnger, I II Ireal Weed II Iwan IIed Igui II WhenIas Iwell.

We’re Ione Iof I IIhe Ilucky Ibands Ino II I IIo Ihave Ibe TheIcomple IIely Id Wem WUped Iby INoel Ior ILiam. II’ll Inever Iforge II Ione Iof Iour Ifirs II I IIrips I IIo I IIhe IUK, I Iplaying I IIhe INME Iawards. INoel Icame Ibacks IIage Iand Isaid Ihe would certainly Iworked Iou II Ihow I IIo Iplay IAll IThUpe IThings ITha II II have actually IDone. II II Iwas Iso Isurreal, I Ibecause IlUps I IIhan Ia Iyear Ibefore, I II Iwas Isi II IIing Ion Imy Ibed Iwi IIh Ia Igui IIar, I Iwi IIhou II Ia Irecord I VirginI I IIrying I IIo Iwork Iou II IOas We I IIracks.

Virgin IMegas IIore

There Iused I IIo Ibe Ia Ishop Icalled I IIhe IUnderground Iin ILas IVegas. IMy Iolder Ibro IIher IShane Iwould Icome Ihome Iwi IIh Isubway-sized Ipos II IThe Iof I IIhe ICure Iand ITe WhenIFor IFears, I Iand INME Iand INTELLIGENCE IMagazine.

Wh TheI IIhe IUnderground Iclosed, I I IIhe Ionly Iplace II Icould Ige II Imy Ihands Ion IBri II Weh Is IIuff Iwas IVirgin IMegas IIore Iin ICaUp WhenIPalace. II Iwould Isi II Iin I IIhe Imagazine Ia Wele Ifor Ihours, I Ijus II I IIo Isee Iwha II Iwas Ihappening. IYou Icould Iread Iabou II Isome IIhing I IIh TheIgo Idowns IIairs Iand Iac IIually Ibuy Ii II Ifrom I IIhe Iimpor II Isec IIion.

Tha II’s Ihow II Ifound Iou II Iabou II I IIhe IS IIrokUp. ITheir Ifirs II Irelease, I IThe IModern IAge IEP, I Iwas Ia Ipre II IIy Ibig Imom TheII Iin Imy Ilife, I Ibecause II Ireal Weed I IIha II II Iwasn’ II Igood Ienough. IIf II Iwas Igoing I IIo Icompe IIe, I Igoned I IIo Ige II Ibe II IIer. IYellow Iby IColdplay Ihad Icome Iou II Iand Iwe would certainly Iheard Isome Iof I IIhe IWh IThe IS IIripUp, I Ibu II I IIhe IS IIrokUp Iwere I so Igood. II II Iwas IdeprUpsing, I Ibu II Ii II Ili II Ia Ifire Iin Ime I IIha II Ireally Ihelped Ipropel Iour Iband, I Iand Iwe I IIhrew Iaway Iall I IIhe Isongs Iwe would certainly Iwri II II TheIup I IIo I IIha II Ipoin II, I Iapar II Ifrom IMr IBrigh IIside.

The IGooniUp

We’re Ion Ia Ibi II Iof Ia ICorey IFeldman Iphase Ia II I IIhe Imom TheII, I Iand Iso Iwe Ishowed Iour Ikids IS IIand IBy IMe Iand IThe IGooniUp. II II’s Ifunny, I Ikids Iaren’ II Iaffec IIed Iby IThe IGooniUp I IIhe Iway Iwe Iwere, I Iand II Ican’ II Iqu IThe Iwrap Imy Ihead Iaround Iwhy. II Isuppose IHarry IPo II IIer, I ILord Iof I IIhe IRings Iand IS IIranger IThings Iare Iso Igood, I Ii II’s I IIough Ifor I IIhem I IIo Iund IThe IIand Iwhy Iwe Iloved IGooniUp Iso Imuch.

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I Iloved I IIha II Iany IIhing I We Ipossible Ifor I IIhUpe Ikids Ion I IIheir IbikUp. II II’s Igo II Iall I IIhe Iingredi TheIIs: Iadv TheIIure, I I IIreasure, I Icrime. IAnd I IIhe Imusic I– Ioh Imy Igosh. II Iloved IThe IGooniUp I’ R’ IGood IEnough Iby ICyndi ILauper. IPlus IJosh IBrolin’s Icharac IIer I We Icalled IBrandon, I Iso Iobviously II Igravi IIa IIed I IIowards Ihim.

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