Mr. Don Henley (drummer/singer for The Eagles, with an estimated net worth over $200 million) doesn’t want people messin’ with his music. Henley recently sent takedowns to Frank Ocean and Will Sheff of Okkervil River—Ocean sampled the whole master track from “Hotel California” for “American…
Well, I think painting a mustache on a painting would be destruction of physical property. On the other hand, remixing a song, if done tastefully…. Might achieve something good?
Want proof? See….
And she still looks hot, years later….
Slate recently ran a piece by writer Ruth Graham on adults reading YA fiction with the subheading, “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.” Graham probably didn’t write that subhead, but she did write this:
THIS (AUSTIN KLEON’S TAKE) MAKES SENSE!
As a writer, nothing would make me happier than knowing people look at me as a guilty pleasure. I mean: that’s as good as it gets.
From the Sacramento Daily Union, 6 June 1885:
Many of Napoleon’s biographers have incidentally mentioned that he […] used to carry about a certain number of favorite books wherever he went, whether traveling or camping; but it is not generally known that he made several plans for…
Napoleon was clever. And could afford to be!