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

November 9th: The Greatest Playlist You’ll Ever Need This Inauguration Day

It starts with “Big Trouble” by Man Man, with very unsettling, dissonant, horns on the off beat song. It’s the kind of intro that leads you into the villain’s lair. You’re not quite… Continue reading

Review: 22, A Million//Bon Iver Is Back, Reminding Us All To Breathe

When we talk about music being life, we all have an understanding of what we mean. It’s a daydream, a drive with the windows down, and a soundtrack to our…whatever. It’s the same… Continue reading

The One Where I Live-Blog ‘Aladdin Sane’: I Want To Bite On The Neon Too, David

This past weekend marked the 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival (#BKBF) and while navigating through the sea of wonderful totes on every shoulder and maneuvering through the maze of small press, large publishing houses,… Continue reading

Wilco, ‘Schmilco’ AmIRight? (LOL I friggen love Wilco more than you do)

For those of you who know me, and HELLO out there for those of you who don’t, I am a huge (YUGE) Wilco fan. Last July when Wilco surprise-released Star Wars (LOL, still) it was… Continue reading

‘Do Not Sell At Any Price’ Amanda Petrusich is a brilliant reporter, cataloguer, wonderer, and my hero

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 78 record.” Ben hops out of bed, goes to the living room, and turns on the light. He pulls something off the shelf and I put… Continue reading

A Live-Blog of Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’, A Record of Individuality and Sadness, Sandwiched Between “R” and “B”

OK, here is what I know about Frank Ocean: he was a part of OFWGKTA (which I used to write about a lot because I listened to them a lot); he sort-of “came… Continue reading

I Live-Blog Bowie’s ‘Low’, Find Out It’s Still A Mystery To Me In The End (It Might Be A Mystery To Everyone?)

It’s been three years since I’ve Live-Blogged here. The last one was Chance The Rapper’s #10Day. CTR has since taken off to new heights we all could’ve probably predicted, probably because he is… Continue reading

Reading ‘On Bowie’ and Discovering the Great, Late David Jones

On Bowie is a great love story of our time. Only Rob Sheffield could’ve written a book this wonderful, with such ease about Bowie’s mysticism, his prolific career, and his time on The… Continue reading