Lost Notes

Lost Notes

A collection of the greatest music stories never told. Music journalist and author Jessica Hopper takes the reins for season two.

As long as there have been guns, there have been songs about guns. But American culture's relationship with guns is changing. Does popular music reflect that?

In the early ‘80s, two teenage siblings in London recorded an album that fused Pakistani pop and British New Wave. It became a perfect harmony of the two worlds they lived in.

Jazz pianist Billy Tipton has been celebrated by some as a trans pioneer – but his story resists an easy telling.

As a supplement to our episode on John Fahey, we share a conversation between Jessica Hopper and Carla Green about artist legacies in the era of cancel culture and #MeToo.

John Fahey’s guitar playing influenced the sound of the American underground for generations. But how does that legacy change when you hear from three of the women who knew him best?

The rock band Fanny ruled the Sunset Strip in the 1970s, and they were supposed to be the next big thing. They explain the price women pay for being ahead of their time.

Synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani used an esoteric instrument to design some of the most well-known commercial sounds of the 20th century.

Poet and author Hanif Abdurraqib's letter to Cat Power about how her album The Greatest worked its way into his life.