October 24, 2011

Jann S. Wenner blogs about Hunter S. Thompson in a piece called "Hunter S Thompson Was My Brother In Arms"

August 2007

“Hunter knew an amazing number of people; he was open and friendly to most strangers; he was charismatic and compelling—to a fault, truly—and he attracted and held sway with more good, close friends than most of us have.” — Jann S. Wenner

RS8: April 6, 1968

“Man, all you knew about electric guitars is that they were loud...And they had a high tone, like I could sound like Chuck Berry and that’s all I cared.” — Mike Bloomfield

RS9: April 27, 1968

“I've played in places where old colored women in their sixties have lifted their dresses in front of me with nothing on underneath. Man, I've seen it; I've seen gusty shit.” — Mike Bloomfield

RS18: September 28, 1968

“Whenever my dad got drunk he’d come up to me and say. ‘Look son, you know, looks aren’t everything.’ ” — Pete Townshend

RS74: January 21, 1971

“One has to completely humiliate oneself to be what the Beatles were...” — John Lennon

RS75: February 4, 1971

“If I could be a fuckin’ fisherman I would.” — John Lennon

RS100: January 20, 1972

“When the acid tests were going on, everyone was getting real high, everyone knew... that it was cosmic.” — Jerry Garcia

RS639: September 17, 1992

“I don’t think George Bush sits around and thinks about stuff I sit around and think about - all this stuff y’all call policy-wonk stuff.” — Bill Clinton

RS671: December 9, 1993

“I have fought more damn battles here for more things than any president has in 20 years...” — Bill Clinton

RS1056/1057: July 10-24, 2008

“The older I get, the less important feeding my vanity becomes.” — Barack Obama

May 15, 2011

Jann S. Wenner introduces Wolfe as he is bestowed with the Creative Excellence Award by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Cover by Abrams Books
October 1, 2000

“On November 9, 1966, John Lennon climbed to the top of a ladder in the Indica Gallery in London and looked up at a framed paper attached to the ceiling. He peered at it, using a magnifying glass affixed to one side, and saw a single word inscribed in tiny letters: YES.” — Jann S. Wenner

RS853: November 9, 2000

“Being vice president meant strengthening Bill Clinton’s hand in meetings, where we’d do a good cop-bad cop routine.” — Al Gore

RS885/886: December 20, 2001 - January 3, 2002

“Osama bin Laden’s best weapon against us has been our own policies.” — Jann S. Wenner

RS47: November 29, 1969

“You know... that’s really the way to do a recording — in a peaceful, relaxed setting — in somebody’s basement. With the windows open... and a dog lying on the floor.” — Bob Dylan

RS959: October 14, 2004

“We are quickly closing in on what looks an awful lot like the Vietnamization of the Iraq War.” — Bruce Springsteen

RS986: November 3, 2005

“You know ‘A Boy Named Sue’? That was me, the kid who’s beaten up by macho guys, but in the end becomes the toughest man.” — Bono

RS1000/1001: May 18, 2006 - June 1, 2006

“In the beginning, we had no idea what we were doing.” — Jann S. Wenner

RS1018: January 25, 2007

“Ahmet looked like a suave, wealthy and titled combination of Oriental pasha and the Wizard of Oz.” — Jann S. Wenner

RS1039: November 15, 2007

“It is a mistake to think of the climate crisis as one in a list of issues that will define our future. It is the issue.” — Al Gore