Category Archive: Personal

Today I read Sarah Palin’s book

Last weekend I stopped by a book sale in Skaneateles, NY, where I came across something I’ve been meaning to read for a while: Palin’s “Going Rogue: An American Life.” I know I’m… Continue reading

Vinyl vs. iTunes: The future of musical integrity

Last year, as the decline of CD sales began to pull out of a nosedive and iTunes raked in roughly $6 billion in profits, an unlikely dark horse saw a 37 percent increase… Continue reading

The realities of rock journalism

For my last semester in the Goldring Arts Journalism program at Newhouse I’m required to write a paper on a particular journalist in my field (music). I chose Neil Strauss, for reasons outlined… Continue reading

Fear and Loathing at SXSW

Last night I saw Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest film, God Bless America. In short, it’s about a terminally ill man who starts killing people who really deserve to die: American Idol judges, people who… Continue reading

From the North to the SXSW

At 11 o’clock this morning my plane touched down in Austin, Texas. For the next eight days I will be sleeping on the floor of a stranger’s studio apartment, hitching shuttles and free… Continue reading

Written in the stars

I’ve spent the last hour avoiding writing a story due tomorrow by posting on Facebook, tweeting and now, writing on my blog. In the midst of my procrastination I went outside to smoke… Continue reading