The intertubes home of author Robert Lanham

Robert Lanham is the Margaret Mead of the North American Weirdo - Neal Pollack

    == BOOKS ==

• the hipster handbook

• food court druids,
cherohonkees and other
creatures unique to the republic

• the sinner's guide to the
evangelical right


• bookmark now

• the subway chronicles


• America's religious right: God's own country
The Independent

• Wearing Nothing but Attitude
New York Times

• Why Sonic Youth and Frappuccinos don't mix

• The MisShapes of Parenting

    == PRESS ==

• Your Life: Highly Classified, By Robert Lanham
  Washington Post profile of Robert Lanham

• Book Breaks Down Evangelical Right for 'Sinners'
Ethics Daily Profile

• Brand Name Bloggers
New York Magazine

    == WEBSITES ==


    == FRIENDS ==

• lanesisland
• cakehead
• rumproast
• andiamnotlying
• oprah
• little d eatery

    == THE MAN ==

• about robert lanham
• wikipedia page
• myspace
• facebook
• tumblr
• contact me

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Rock & Roll Cagematch: Music's Greatest Rivalries, Decided

rock and roll cagematch

I just turned in a piece for a new anthology that will be edited by Sean Manning, Rock & Roll Cage Match (Three Rivers Press, August 5, 2008). I chose the Sabbath vs Zeppelin "rivalry." Sabbath won, of course. The book looks like it will be a lot of fun. Here's a few "rivalries" that will be included:

Elton John vs. Billy Joel (by The Harvard Lampoon)
Hall & Oates vs. Simon & Garfunkel (by Michael Showalter)
"Berlin" Bowie vs. "Ziggy Stardust" Bowie (by Anthony Bozza)
Guided By Voices vs. Pavement (by Elizabeth Goodman)
The Smiths vs. The Cure (by Marc Spitz)
Parliament vs. Funkadelic (by Ben Greenman)
Patsy Cline vs. Kitty Wells (by Laura Cantrell)
The Rolling Stones vs. The Velvet Underground (by Richard Hell)