Jane Scott died at 92 this week, nearly a decade after she retired as the nation’s oldest rock critic. We dug up our former colleague David Segal’s delightful 2002 profile of a woman whose enthusiastic tastes embraced the Doobie Brothers and Wendy O. Williams as well as Springsteen and the Beatles; he chronicled some amusing encounters with Joan Jett (not the person to ask “do blondes have more fun?”, apparently) and the Big Bopper Jr.:
“You know,” she says, still swaying a little, “I just love Mott the Hoople.” It’s a perfectly defensible verdict, but like a lot of what Scott says, it just sounds funny coming from someone born when Woodrow Wilson was president.
The Dalai Lama is back in D.C. for a rare and complex 10-day religious ritual known as Kalachakra. Worth re-reading is Michelle Boorstein’s 2009 look at life inside the Dalai Lama’s entourage.Sleek PR types, beefy bodyguards, Richard Gere, etc.