Music Of Beatles Plays Role In Local Author’s New Novel Set On ’70s Tuscarora Reservation

Eric Gansworth, local novelist, visual artist and poet from the Tuscarora Reservation, will mark the release of his first Young Adult novel Thursday at Canisius College.

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There are few hooks here, almost no choruses, not much to sing along to. The heart-on-his-sleeve rapper with a million friends and the tightest of crews seems all alone here after ridding himself of fake friends, trying to sort out why all the success, the money, the drugs and the women leave him with a hollow feeling. He tells us over the course of the album how his relationships with his family and friends, like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, have been strained. The only pleasant memories seem to come from his childhood represented by that chubby-cheeked cherub in the cover painting and the 90s are all over the album, serving as touchstone, reminder and measuring stick. He references the Wu-Tang Clan in the song Wu-Tang Forever and in a half-dozen other places. Nothing is full of the kind of studied minimalism and sped-up soul vocal samples favored by RZA and his acolytes like West, who well get back to in a minute. But hes not aping the game-changers as much as using them as a landmark. So the biggest star in the rap world retreats. Ive been plottin on the low, he sings on Furthest Thing, Schemin on the low, the furthest thing from perfect like everybody I know. Its moments like this that differentiate Nothing Was the Same from the years other releases in the three-way battle for king of the hill. Where Yeezus shows us West has turned confrontational in the post-fame portion of his career and Jay Z has become condescending with Magna Carta … Holy Grail, Drake becomes more and more confessional with each release.

Secret Code: Music Score May Lead to Nazi Gold

I heard a dog nosing in the closed-off kitchen at the back, where part of the roof had caved in one bad winter. Lewis qualifies for the free lunch at school, his socks have holes in them and part of the money from his summer job goes to his mother to help pay the bills. Asked about his own childhood on the reservation, Gansworth says, Though it didnt resemble middle America very much, I dont think I had a particularly remarkable boyhood, by reservation standards. Most of my friends at that time had similar experiences, or seemed to from my vantage point, hanging out at their houses. A lot of my time was spent in the company of a ton of cousins. His childhood home burned to the ground in 1994, he said. I write about it a lot, its still very present in my imagination. Like Lewis Blake, Gansworth attended the Tuscarora Reservation School for elementary grades, then had to start over making friends in junior high. What I remember most is that friendships were often woeful misfires or happy accidents. My longest-standing nonreservation friendship is with someone I met in middle school when a teacher seated them together because we were both acting up in math class. His passion for music started early, a benefit of being the little brother in a household of much older siblings, teenagers who were extremely immersed in their passion for music. He says he was only 3 or 4 years old when he got his first two 45s: the Beatles Hey Jude and Daydream Believer by the Monkees. As my musical education went forward, I found the kinds of things I liked, so I would quiz my siblings, and say who is this? Every time I did, every time it was the same answer, always Its the Beatles, Its the members of the Beatles afterward. In the novel, Lewis Blake treats his record albums with reverence, listening to them at night on a stereo in the bedroom he shares with his Uncle Albert, a marvelous character, named, of course, for the McCartney tune. I have all my old vinyl; I cant part with it, Gansworth says. Hes also a fan of album covers. I love big art. Thats one thing I really hated about CDs, the covers were so tiny, I miss the ritual of really studying an album cover. The takeoffs on album covers Band on the Run, Venus and Mars and Magical Mystery Tour he painted for If I Ever Get Out of Here were done in gouache, a medium he likes because it has the richness of oil without the toxic cleanup. Like music, his interest in art began early. Ive been drawing since the age of 3 or 4.

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He was led to the Bavarian town of Mittenwald after cracking a code believed to be hidden in a music score. Three attempts have been made in recent weeks to find buried Nazi treasure in the Bavarian town of Mittenwald, close to the Austrian border. Even though the holes in the ground have since been filled, the traces left by drills and blue markings are still visible below a thin layer of autumn leaves. Authorities granted permission for the undertaking in “a bid for clarity,” and before too long, the story was making headlines in local papers. “The Hunt for Nazi Gold,” the Garmisch-Partenkirchner Tagblatt called it. Residents’ reactions range from annoyed to amused. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” says one. “I can’t wait to see what they find down there,” says another. Behind it all is 51-year-old Leon Giesen, a Dutch filmmaker and musician with a tantalizing theory. He is convinced that Nazi treasure is languishing below Mittenwald’s roads — gold or diamonds, at the very least. The whole idea of Nazi gold has long held a grip on the public imagination, and as a former Nazi stronghold, Bavaria provides fertile soil for many an aspiring Indiana Jones. In 1944, with the Allies and the Soviet Army threatening to advance, it was here that Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany, planned to build an Alpine Fortress — a national redoubt where Nazi Germany would fight from until the end. And that’s not all. In April 1945, the Wehrmacht armed forces and officials of the Reichsbank approved a plan to store at least part of the reserves of the German Reichsbank at Einsiedl, a small town on the southwest shore of Lake Walchen.