Tag Archive: writing

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

Another Blog Falls Victim To The Hype Machine: I Made A Year End List

The last thing I wrote here was a letter to the Music Internet. I wanted to turn it off. But who am I kidding? I couldn’t look away. It’s easy to preach Don’t… Continue reading

I’m All Out Of Love With The Music Internet

Dear Music Internet, I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few years devoted to you. I became involved with Music Twitter and my obsession over releases, news cycles, album reviews and… Continue reading

I’ve Been Listening To Reflektor, Dancing Alone In My Bedroom For Days: Love Is Plastic, Break It To Bits

Indie rock no longer wears a disguise. We see Win Butler behind his stripe of black. We see the band he fronts, Arcade Fire, win the Grammy for Album Of The Year. We see him and his… Continue reading

What Have You Been Listening To Lately? Fuzz, Archy and Danny

Earlier today I got in a scuffle on twitter with the editor/founder of Stereogum. It reminded me to be happy that I’m not “writing about music” anymore. Since school started (and since I’ve… Continue reading