Discover the power of song in James Campion's Take a Sad Song: The Emotional Currency of "Hey Jude." Music columnist and podcast host Campion shows why the Beatles' epic 1968 single "Hey Jude" transcends time, taking readers through the song's riveting personal story, its importance during the fractious days of a pop culture phenomenon, and its impact on the most turbulent year since WWII.
James Campion is a syndicated columnist and contributing editor for the pop culture magazine the Aquarian Weekly, where he's reported on and interviewed several and varied musical artists and reviewed concerts and albums for twenty-three years. His long-form music essays are featured in the webzine Dog Door Cultural. His work has also appeared in NY Newsday, North County News, Hackwriters, and Huff Post, among other periodicals. He is also the co-host of the popular music podcast Underwater Sunshine with Counting Crows front man, Adam Duritz. The two host an annual music festival in New York City by the same name.