The Nose On Tay Tay, Pepe's, And 'Blinded By The Light' | Connecticut Public Radio

The Nose On Tay Tay, Pepe's, And 'Blinded By The Light'

Aug 23, 2019

The Nose has this odd habit of covering basically every new Taylor Swift single/video. And so there's a new Taylor Swift single/video. And so The Nose is covering it.

And: As this is the way the world works now, a Facebook post has started a backlash against Frank Pepe Pizzeria over... politics. Sigh.

And finally: In the great tradition of A Bug's Life/Antz, Deep Impact/Armageddon, and The Prestige/The Illusionist, this year gives us Yesterday/Blinded by the Light. This week's Nose has seen the latter, a coming-of-age story about the music of Bruce Springsteen and a British-Pakistani teenager whose life is forever changed by it.

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:


  • Jim Chapdelaine - Emmy Award-winning musician, producer, composer, and recording engineer; patient advocate for people with rare cancers
  • Rand Richards Cooper - A contributing editor at Commonweal; writes the "In Our Midst" column for Hartford Magazine
  • Carolyn Paine - An actress, comedian, and dancer; founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.