Category Writing

Embracing my anxiety

I cannot compartmentalize this. This virus. This disease. This global pandemic. This grief. This physical separation. This anxiety. This new way of life, even if temporary. It’s all with me, and with me all the time.  It’s with me when I’m working from home. When I’m sleeping. When I’m taking walks. When I’m FaceTiming with […]

The band behind My feature on one of the best bands right now

Here’s my latest article for Paste, a feature on Massachusetts trio Wet. I first saw Wet perform in 2013 at the Orange Peel in Asheville. I was transfixed. I started following the group and got the chance to interview them almost two years later when they visited the Orange Peel again, this time for a […]

Obligatory ‘I suck for not updating my blog but I’m going to be better at it now’ post

Yeah, so pretty much I haven’t updated my blog since this time last year when I posted my end of the year music lists for 2013 music. Seeing as it’s time for my 2014 end of the year lists I figured now is as good a time as any to re-commit myself to blogging more […]

Remembering Lou Reed through his relationship with Lester Bangs

“Lou, as you were courageous enough to be our mirror, so in turn we’ll be your family.” – Lester Bangs, The Bells Review, Rolling Stone I don’t think I knew what good music was until I heard the Velvet Underground for the first time. As a graduate student at Syracuse University I discovered Lou Reed […]

At the Movies

“So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.” – Roger Ebert No, thank you Roger Ebert for taking us on a journey with every word you wrote. I’ll see you at the movies. RIP.

Paul Williams: The Godfather of Rock Criticism

Rock criticism has been around since before I was born. I thank Paul Williams for that. Rock criticism splices together my two passions, writing and music. Throughout the years, what I want to do with those passions has evolved and opened new doors. I occasionally critique albums or songs (and sometimes write reviews), but I […]

Profiles and Processes

“A profile is not just a list of chronological events in an individual’s life. A profile seeks to capture the essence – the point – of the person being profiled, and that is done, often, through narrative.” –Amy Wallace Scrolling through my bookmarked pages today, I found this Nieman Storyboard interview with Amy Wallace that I meant […]