Today's cultural acceleration leaves me completely unmoored. Step away from the current for less than a second and the frenetic wash of conversation has already gone down to the sea and is evaporating, only to reform again upstream so that it can rush back to the the sea once more, quickening, and ever faster. Time… Continue reading Processed Product’s 2015 Mid-Year Best Of List
A guy I once knew had a sticker on his car that read, "I Love Hip-Hop." (I'm interpreting. Love was denoted by a bright red heart.) Both the simplicity and the sentiment struck me. I loved Miles, Satie, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. I loved a lot of punk rock and ska bands too, but… Continue reading those sOunds.
Nonsense makes the best copy. Or does sense? Horse sense. Somehow wires get crossed in the tubes of the internet and what you meant to say comes out sounding like this: Whenever one of the most celebrated and influential electronic fartist, Richard D. James can compete with the music flip to influence built. The better part of… Continue reading Richard Horseface: An Appreciation
Writing has changed my relationship with music. For years I collected music and listened to it obsessively, constantly thinking about what to play next. I curated mixes for every road trip and spent hours attentively crafting CD's for friends, always seeking the perfect combination of songs. When I found Farhad Manjoo's 2006 article about the… Continue reading Mortality and Music