best friend: first kiss: asks you out: shares a foxhole with you: lets you borrow their raincoat: too shy to tell you they like you: gets wounded while saving you: misses you after the war: who you marry:
Sam Phillips, founder of the label Sun Records, didn’t care much about making flawless recordings. Instead, the man who discovered Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison and a host of others rejected perfection in favor of spontaneity and individuality.
“Sam would say, 'I hate that word, perfection. It should be banned from the English language,’” music writer Peter Guralnick tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. “He didn’t care about the mistakes; he cared about the feel.”
In his new book, Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n’ Roll, Guralnick chronicles Phillips’ work at Sun and his lasting impact on the music industry.
George Gordon Byron, commonly known simply as Lord Byron
(22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824)
Byron died in 1824 at the age of 36 from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi. (Wikipedia)
From our stacks: 1. Frontispiece “Lord Byron in an Albanian dress, from a picture in the possession of Mr. John Murray. Thos. Phillips, R. A. pinx. Walker & Boutall, ph. sc.” from The Works of Lord Byron. A New, Revised and Enlarged Edition, with Illustrations. Poetry. Vol. III. Edited by Ernest Hartley Coleridge, M.A. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1900. 2. Illustration “Missolonghi. Drawn by W. Purser. Engraved by E. Finden.” from Finden’s Landscape & Portrait Illustrations to the Life and Works of Lord Byron. Vol III. London: Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1837.
Ships: Cannon ships (sorta?) philLIP IS ALIVE AND EVERYONE IS ALIVE NO DEATH.
Alexander and Eliza host thanksgiving.
(This probably isn’t going to end well)
Eliza and Alexander (obviously)
Phillip (it’s to hard to write all the kids)
Jefferson and Madison (they just showed up)
Angelica and Peggy!
Maria came because they’re all friends
Laurens, Hercules and Lafayette.
Martha and George.
Eliza cooks with Phillip and then Lafayette GOES ALL FRENCH ON THE TURKEY AND MAKES IT SUPER FRENCH
Alexander Is in his office with the Hamilsquad + Burr and Alexander is writing and showing it off
Maria is with the sisters in Elizas room talking about crushes bc they’re like that
Once food is ready they all go sit and deaR LORD
Phillip and John become friends and they start throwing things at each other and Eliza yells at both of them.
Peggy is sitting next to Hurc lowkey flirting with him.
Maria is next to Phillip and tHEYRE FLIRTING SO MUCH ITS NOT EVEN FUNNY
“Boy what the fuck happened to you” - Alexander as Phillip is blushing because Maria is bEING A FUCKING TEASE
Lafayette drank to much wine and now he’s all drunk on Peggy.
Peggy has Hercules and Lafayette wrapped around her finger and she’s gonna have fun with that.
Hercules accidentally breaks some of Eliza’s wedding China and he cries because he feels bad
Lafayette gets super drunk and he passes out and they just leave him on the floor.
When Phillip swears Eliza throws rolls at him because he’s still a child
Alexander goes on this rant about his son.
Alexander: YOU SEE THIS *points to Phillip who is sitting next to him* THIS IS MY *tries to pick Phillip up but he can’t because he’s 20" FUCKING SON!!!!!
Eliza: *throws roll* ALEXANDER SIT
Alexander: THIS IS MY SONNNNNN *drops phillip* MY PRIZED POSSESSION!! MY EVERYTHING!!!! *picks him up again* DO YOU SEE THIS B U R R???? *puts Phillips arms up* HES BETTER THEN THEODOSIA WILL EVER BE!!!!
Burr: *stands up* ILL FIGHT YOU.
Eliza *stands up and pats her dress down* *screams* ENOUGGG G GG G HHHHH H
Maria is like “what the fuck just happened I love Phillip too but damn”
Cover concept for my graphic novel #benefactorsthecomic colors by my amazing colorist and partner @phillip.r.carpenter — I’m still recovering from surgery, it’ll be a while until I feel totally myself again, but I’m eager to get back to work soon! 😉