Pop Music

March 23, 2008
(was 04.01.2007)

It's been described as many things -- a battlefield, a tender trap, a drug. But according to Rob Sheffield, love is a mix tape. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Sheffield will tell us how music was a big part of his marriage to Renee…and how it helps him to cope with her loss. Also, Jonathan Lethem talks about his new novel, the story of a Los Angeles alternative-rock band.

  1. Rob Sheffield on "Love is A Mix Tape"

    Rob Sheffield talks with Anne Strainchamps about his relationship with his late wife and how they communicated by exchanging mix tapes of their favorite music.

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  2. Gayle F. Wald on "Shout, Sister, Shout!"

    Gayle F. Wald is the author of "Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe."

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  3. Will Birch on "No Sleep Till Canvey Island"

    Will Birch talks to Doug Gordon about the musical movement in Britain that set the stage for punk rock.

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  4. Jonathan Lethem on "You Don't Love Me Yet"

    Novelist Jonathan Lethem's new book is called "You Don't Love Me Yet." It's the story of an alternative rock band in Los Angeles trying to find success and themselves.

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