'Crawdaddy' revived by Wayzata rock fan
class=img_thumbleft>[T]he specialty of this magazine is intelligent writing about pop music," announced 17-year-old Swarthmore freshman Paul Williams in the first issue ofCrawdaddy!
in 1966, a mission the publication carried on (on and off) until folding in 2003. Now the grandpa of rockrags has been relaunched online by Wayzata entrepreneur Bill Sagan's rock memorabilia websiteWolfgang's Vault
, based in San Francisco, with Williams himself advising the editorial office out of Encinitas. NewCrawdaddy.com
(crawdaddy.wolfgangsvault.com) editor-in-chief Jocelyn Hoppa confirms that her name is not a pseudonym for (music writer) Jessica Hopper--she says her resume includes having helped startThe L Magazine
and performing as a member of Brooklyn air-guitar band High Maintenance. HerCrawdaddy!
went live last Wednesday with an amusing article by Bob Hill pleading, "for the love of Pete, do not call [Craig] Finn the new [Bruce] Springsteen. Talk about how Springsteen's broken-dream beaches gave rise to Finn's Penetration Park; how Finn is Holly the Hoodrat to Springsteen's Puerto Rican Jane; Charlemagne to his Spanish Johnny. Discuss how Finn's characters seek freedom through excess and salvation through religion, while Springsteen's heroes exist along the dark and desperate highways of our conscience--faint and forgotten, but somehow still bound for hope and glory." Welcome back,'daddy
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