Posts Tagged: Stevie Nicks

Woman Adorable

"I didn’t leave the house for almost five months. And then I got pneumonia. With my pneumonia and my mother’s death, I watched the entire first season of Game of Thrones. That certainly took my mind off everything…. I would love to write some music for the show. I’ve written a bunch of poetry about it — one for each of the characters." —After a certain point you need to stop fighting it and just admit that you are charmed by Stevie Nicks. [...]


Welcome to Mute Nostril Agony: It's August

Hello. It’s August. When we know that, despite the fact that there is a large headline across the top of today’s New York Times, nothing ever happens.

This is a strange situation for a month with such a robust name. August! Named for a king, hinting of a strong wind, carrying portents of a heady future.

But no. There is not a strong wind. There is a hot, fetid calm. There are the doldrums.

True sailing is dead.


Ditz, Lightweight, Mooncalf, Naïf: The Second-Class Status Of Stevie Nicks

Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks turns 65 on Sunday. As the lead singer of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist she has written and sung some of the most indelible songs of the rock era.

The band has long since entered the pantheon of Rock Greatness as a “legacy act.” When your local classic-rock station plays “Go Your Own Way” and “Rhiannon” back-to-back on “Two for Tuesday,” do you drum along on your steering wheel? Of course you do! You’re only human!

And yet. While Stevie—I’m going to call her “Stevie” because, like all icons, she invites familiarity while retaining a core of mystery—has enough solo hits to avoid [...]


12 Stevie Nicks Lyrics in Order of Their Profundity

12. The clouds never expect it when it rains, But the sea changes colors, but the sea does not change. -"Edge of Seventeen"

11. The loneliness of a one night stand is hard to take We all chase something and maybe this is a dream The timeless face of a rock and roll woman while her heart breaks Oh you know the dream keeps coming even when you forget to feel. -"After The Glitter Fades"


Song Covered

Go here for Best Coast's cover of the inescapable Fleetwood Mac song "Rhiannon." It's a terrific take, even—or perhaps especially—if you're someone for whom the droning faux-mystic tones of Stevie Nicks inspires thoughts of warm baths and sharp blades.