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Feb
22
The Goop Hits The Grinch: Music Journalism May Have to Write Its Own Obituary For Free

The Goop Hits The Grinch: Music Journalism May Have to Write Its Own Obituary For Free

At the end of January, overnight, with only eight years of buildup, Pitchfork went from being “The Most Trusted Voice
22 min read
Dec
20
Risk Is Art: 50 Good Albums from 2023

Risk Is Art: 50 Good Albums from 2023

So, I couldn’t make it through the boygenius album, but thought they were absolutely fab on SNL. I love
25 min read
Nov
29
The Next Big Thing: Notes on Punk, Pop Punk, Garage Punk, the Riverboat Gamblers, What's What, and Something To Crow About at 20

The Next Big Thing: Notes on Punk, Pop Punk, Garage Punk, the Riverboat Gamblers, What's What, and Something To Crow About at 20

In a perfect world, Riverboat Gamblers would have been bigger than Blink-182. Failing that, they’d have settled for being
18 min read
Oct
13

If This is Heaven I'm Bailing Out (reviews of new Birthday Party doc + Armand Hammer album)

On June 9th, hours before my own birthday party was getting started, the other Birthday Party, with a comparable amount
13 min read
Aug
22
Geese, Rhys, Warp, and Retirement

Geese, Rhys, Warp, and Retirement

Welcome to the newest Abundant Living! I’ve been too busy working on new demos for Telematics and Publicist UK
7 min read
Jul
30
Never Get Old

Never Get Old

WARNING: This is one of those “making an artist about oneself” essays that you may hate. And you’re not
9 min read
Jun
27
Rock Her Like a Martyr: Live music, new music, music music

Rock Her Like a Martyr: Live music, new music, music music

Protomartyr Formal Growth In The Desert Went and saw Protomartyr at Bowery Ballroom the other night. Because I hadn’t
11 min read
Jun
06
So Many Ways To Be Indie

So Many Ways To Be Indie

Notes on Indie Sleaze, Canada, and Scrawl Hey guys, long time no talk. Sorry about that. I was trying to
9 min read
May
19
Let Patrick Bateman Enjoy Things!

Let Patrick Bateman Enjoy Things!

The following is an essay I wrote for the book release party, held at the Bushwick Country Club, in honor
9 min read
May
06
Yeah Yeah (Yeah), Cool Cool (Cool): Fever To Tell at 20

Yeah Yeah (Yeah), Cool Cool (Cool): Fever To Tell at 20

The Personal Stuff Regarding Fever To Tell, the debut long player released by New York City’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs
22 min read