Tag Archive: writing

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 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

‘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

Merrill Garbus is My Spirit Animal. I Love Nikki Nack

When I listen to a tUnE-yArDs record, I wait for the moment when my mouth drops open. Sometimes I’m alone, dancing at home, and other times I’m on the street, making faces at… Continue reading

Salad Days Are Here: Mac DeMarco Gets It Right A Third Time

The first time I saw Mac DeMarco I was on a heavy dose of cold medicine and I ended up sweating out my fever. There were 19 other people there and at one… Continue reading

St. Vincent Had Me At “I Took You Off Your Leash”. I’m Obsessed With Annie Clark.

Annie Clark’s new record is sticky. It sticks in my brain. I’ve been humming its strange horn hooks and angelic choruses to myself for days. “People put the TV on/it looks just like… Continue reading

The Wave Of The Future: Music Writing Can Be Anything You Want It To Be/I Love Kendrick Lamar Now

Last year, when I was really into making lists, writing and avoiding my job, I made an “Overrated Albums of 2012” list. (You can read it here.) I also spent a lot of time, during… Continue reading