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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

In case anyone still reads this site...

...despite my repeated absences, here's one article that explains a little of where I've been:

Still to come, round two of my "Never Mind the Bollocks" column and round two of "Your Broken Life." In the meantime, I'll try put some of my more flippant yet staggeringly insightful thoughts up here.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

It's That Time Again

I'm here to fix Your Broken Life, but I need questions. You know you're puzzled, so let me put you right.

Wondering where I've been of late? Doing stuff like reviewing Wilco and the Mars Volta. There's plenty more on the way, too...

Monday, November 07, 2005

The Music in Me

We've got a new special section up at PopMatters today, called "The Music in Me." I'm pretty pleased with the way it ended up. My contributions were more grit and grunt than thought. We'll have articles up every day this week for it, but you can start your reading here.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

In Which I Get Political

The big news: my new column on PopMatters starts today. It's feminist music stuff, and I'm very excited to be doing it. I'm also proud of the column's title.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

In Which I Get All Personal

My Soulseeking article is up at Stylus today. It's about a baby and my always teetering existential issues. A little bit of Holocaust and the Who thrown in for good measure.

I've also got three reviews up at PopMatters in the past few days: Akron/Family and Angels of Light, Otis Taylor, and Rogue Wave. They're all good albums, but the first two really stand out. The Taylor's essential for blues fans -- it's his best album yet, if you're trusting someone who hasn't heard all of them. The A/F//AofL album (how's that for a legible abbreviation) has one of the year's finest moments, the closing section of "Raising the Sparks."