Busman’s Holiday – A Long Goodbye

Busman’s Holiday – A Long Goodbye

I just had another review published on Blogcritics: Busman’s Holiday is brothers Lewis and Addison Rogers, a pair steeped in the fine art of songsmithery, built simply with the classic tools of a guitar and a suitcase drum kit. Addison was part of Jens...
Owls – Two

Owls – Two

I just published this review on Blog Critics: Owls is comprised of all the members of seminal emo legends Cap’n Jazz, except Davey von Bohlen. They took emo from the underground punk of Rites Of Spring and Fugazi, and mainstreamed it as an indie genre. In other...
The Book Thief

The Book Thief

THERE WAS once a strange, small man. He decided three important details about his life: 1. He would part his hair from the opposite side to everyone else. 2. He would make himself a small, strange mustache. 3. He would one day rule the world. The young man wandered...
An email from a racist ex-colleague

An email from a racist ex-colleague

I apologise for ‘reprinting’ the offensive terms and language that I received in this email, but equally I didn’t want to let it just sit in my spam folder and passively accept this kind of hateful speech. I received this chain email from someone I...
You need more inboxes in your life

You need more inboxes in your life

Oliver Burkeman from The Guardian Feb 15th and on oliverburkeman.com If you’re feeling overstretched, at work or at home, let me make a suggestion: you need more inboxes in your life. I’m aware that this may strike you as the delusional ramblings of (to...
Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious...
New York Trilogy: Ghosts

New York Trilogy: Ghosts

Black takes advantage of the weather to wander farther afield than previously, and Blue follows. Blue is relieved to be moving again, and as Black continues on his way, Blue hopes the journey will not end before he’s had a chance to work out the kinks. As one would...
Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozelek has been hiding behind band names since at least 1989. His band the Red House Painters released their debut that year. A strange habit for someone whose lyrics are so personal and honest. He’s often compared to Mark Eitzel (American Music Club) who...
The New York Trilogy: City of Glass

The New York Trilogy: City of Glass

The Garden and the Tower: Early Visions of the New World was divided into two parts of approximately equal length, “The Myth of Paradise” and “The Myth of Babel.” The first concentrated on the discoveries of the explorers, beginning with...