The Daily Telegraph profiles Kinks' songwriter Ray Davies, with news that Ray may perform "Waterloo Sunset" -- one of the best songs EVER -- during the Olympics in London.
“Waterloo Sunset was written when I woke up one morning,” he says. “It was completed quite quickly. My subconscious is smarter than I am. If I think about things too much they fall apart, so I go with instinct.” Written on a white piano in a suburban house in Fortis Green, north London, in 1967, the song uses everyday scenes – crowds swarming, lovers crossing a bridge – to inspire universal feelings of isolation and longing.
“I don’t write in a vacuum,” he says. “I watch people struggling, getting on with their lives.” He likes to pace the streets of London unnoticed and observing. That may be why he’s wearing trainers, although they’re silver and not exactly discreet.
From USA Today, a detailed look at how Disney comics fans discovered the identity of the "good duck artist" Carl Barks and helped elevate him to his status today as one of the greatest graphic storytellers of all time.
“Ninety-nine readers out of 100 think Walt Disney writes and draws all those movies and comic books between stints with his hammer and saw building Disneyland,” wrote Barks in a 1960 letter.