A section from "About" at Beautiful Losers Magazine: The Beautiful Losers Multi Art Group (BeLoMAG) is an independent collective – a group of artists who grew tired of the banality of the official art world itself, and wanted to jumpstart a revolution. Our goal is to find, nurture and promote up-and-coming artists who are rejected from the mainstream due … Continue reading ***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*** GAVIN’S LATEST PUBLISHED PIECE: COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN OVER THE DECADES OR . . . HAVE YOU BECOME AN “EX” VIA TEXT?
I am very pleased to have my piece on the topic of the RRIA's #1 song of the 20th Century, "American Pie" by Don McLean published by way of the the unique online concept and vision of Memoir Mixtapes / Medium.com. On the PDF, my narrative begins on page 67. Thank you again to editors, Samantha and … Continue reading GAVIN PUBLISHED BY MEMOIR MIXTAPES VOL. 1 / MEDIUM.COM
Another Long Island Ice Tea. Christ, get an imagination. Deep into the glum residue of Saturday night, the going-nowhere Lakers on the tube, I cackle inside as I observe the men at the bar twisting around like lemon zest, deluded, hoping, wishing for a honky-tonk angel who might meet their boilermaker glances and hold them … Continue reading Folks with Their Backs to the Wall by Gavin Lakin – Post 23
In 2015, James Morgan, BBC correspondent wrote on the topic of the lyrics of Don McLean’s 1971 song, his best-known work that was named Song of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2001. Citing Jim Fann, author of Understanding American Pie, the line "The man there said the music wouldn't play" speaks … Continue reading The Way that Kindness Died: An Updated “American Pie” by Gavin Lakin – Post 22
In 1972, when Harry Chapin debuted his song “Greyhound” on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, history was made: Carson asked Chapin to come back the following evening for an encore. Johnny had never done that with any of his performers up to that time. The song struck a chord in the nation’s viewers, and … Continue reading Planes to Catch; When Accidents and Altruism Converge by Gavin Lakin – Post “21”
I am very pleased to announce that my piece, "Standing Next to Everyman Social Commentary and Rock Music" has been published by Entropy. This well-conceived online magazine is for literary and non-literary content. However, they ascribe to the approach of not just being a website or magazine, but a community space where writers can share a … Continue reading *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***
In January of 1971 I turned eleven. Still have the L.A. Times’ zodiac from that morning. My year ahead would be “tempestuous.” Had to look that one up. Rooted in Latin meaning “storm.” Great. Never figured out what a sun or moon sign meant. Rising, descending. Didn’t care, really. I’d managed to grow relatively … Continue reading Sylmar Rising by Gavin Lakin – Post 19