Monthly Archive: September, 2011

Congratulations Jimmy Fallon. You win.

Perhaps it’s misguided loyalty to Conan O’Brien. Perhaps it’s because he’s a grown man who still calls himself Jimmy. Whatever the reason, I’ve spent the last two years actively avoiding Jimmy Fallon’s late… Continue reading

It’s the end of R.E.M. as we know it, and I feel fine

R.E.M. called it quits after 31 years together yesterday. And if it wasn’t for Twitter, no one would care. The band’s break-up falls into a new category of news created by social media:… Continue reading

Q & A with Westcott owner Sam Levey

Last Monday, I interviewed Sam Levey, owner of the Westcott Theater, for a piece I’m writing for the Syracuse New Times. He sat at his piano in the empty lobby of the theater… Continue reading

219 Takeover Fizzles

Last Saturday, RojiMusic and Montage Tea Lounge tried to do something cool in Syracuse. They rented a stage, booked some bands, and threw a 6-hour music festival in the parking lot of The… Continue reading