New! Wave! (I like?? it!)

For the last few weeks (or longer, who knows what time is) I’ve been contemplating something Past Sarah would’ve poo-pooed: New Wave. I decided long ago, after not really exploring it because that’s… Continue reading

Friday Night Live: Plains & MJ Lenderman

So glad I got my act together to see MJ Lenderman open for Plains at Webster Hall last night. His record Boat Songs is a strong Album Of The Year contender for me.… Continue reading

Everything! is a blog!

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about this week. Everything is a blog! Yes, everything. While I watch people leave Twitter for their preferred brand dot com of newsletter or make a big fuss… Continue reading

I’m Really Into Jazz Now

A few years ago I read Ted Gioia’s The History of Jazz, Second Edition (2011) and made a playlist including every artist mentioned. It is my magnum opus and why I won’t leave… Continue reading

Ya’ll! I’m Back!

If you’re new: welcome to my blog, hippies and hipsters, where you don’t have to choose a side because SPOILER they’re the same. I started this blog in 2011 to put my music… Continue reading

I’m Gonna Be *Almost* Famous

Hippiesandhipsters turns 10 next year! But none of this would have started if it wasn’t for the movie Almost Famous, which turns 20 this month. I’ve been rewriting this essay a few times… Continue reading

Five Favorite Records of 2018

Hippiesandhipsters has been around since 2011 and I can’t even believe it. What’s worse is I do not update enough. But here we are again at the end of another year and I… Continue reading

My Father John Misty-Bob Dylan Venn Diagram

View at Medium.com Earlier this summer Uproxx Editor Caitlin White asked, “Why is [Father John Misty] such a divisive figure in the press?” I wrote this in reply to her op-ed and pitched… Continue reading

The Year End List That Never Was

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything here. But the fact is, I’ve been doing A LOT of writing in 2017. More than I ever have before. I finished draft three… Continue reading

I’ve Finally Found Pop Music and Now I Live In ‘Madonnaland’

I’ve been listening to a lot of Madonna lately. When I tell friends and coworkers this, they act surprised because they know my Titus Andronicus tee-shirt and my affinity for discovering the faces… Continue reading