Friday, August 04, 2017

It's Money That Matters

"When he doesn't force himself to write songs, meanwhile, Newman gets to enjoy the cushy existence of Hollywood hired help, his genius hidden in plain sight. What's made him perhaps the greatest-ever songwriter on the subject of hypocrisy is that he sees not only its evils but its inevitability. He despises greed and intolerance, but he doesn't anticipate them ever going away, and he can live with that with only mild chronic discomfort."

Upon the release of a new Randy Newman album, Carl Wilson in Slate considers the career of the singer-songwriter.

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