Posts Tagged ‘Michael Corcoran’

Nipper’s Cool Holiday Gift Suggestion #13

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Michael Corcoran:  The Sanctified Soul of Arizona Dranes

GIFT: “He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul of Arizona Dranes”
AVAILABLE FROM: Tompkins Square
COST: $25

Nominated for a Grammy in the Best Historical Album category, “He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul of Arizona Dranes” is a combo package featuring a 16-song CD and 50-page book about the blind, Texas-born, gospel-boogie singer-pianist of the 1920s. The book was researched and written by former Nippertonian Michael Corcoran, one of Albany’s best and controversial music writers during the early ’80s, when he published The Albany Lark – a short-lived humor, music, pop culture ‘zine – and also wrote for some of the Local 518′s more respectable publications.

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Blast From the Past: The Albany Lark

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

AlbanyLark

Bert Blotto of Long Island, where he’s the webmaster for Blotto.net, was thrilled recently to snag a copy of the premiere issue of the Albany Lark on eBay.

The Albany Lark – a short-lived humor, music, pop culture ‘zine of the early 1980s – was the handiwork of the great and seriously demented Michael Corcoran, who also wrote about music for some of the more respectable publications during his tenure here in Nippertown during the glory punk and new wave days.

Corcoran is still writing – currently for the Austin American-Statesman – and he’s still as sharp as ever. You can frequently find his writings at austin360.com.

Anybody remember how many issues of the Albany Lark got published?

Oh, and Bert … nice Residents t-shirt, dude.

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