Music Review: Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans (Text, March 2020)

Catboi Kropotkin showcasing how well this machine-crafted record fuses with the organic world. Growing up in the era of Hot Topic, in which all countercultures had been commodified and also divided against one another, it took my punk ass a while to get into electronic music. Being a "raver" was definitely not cool, and there… Continue reading Music Review: Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans (Text, March 2020)

Book Review: Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman (2nd Ed.)

Catboi Kropotkin kept his eyes open just long enough for this photo and then promptly went to sleep. He respects Fugazi very much and apologizes for his nap-based lifestyle. Note: My book review rubric is a fifteen point scale with five points available in three categories: quality of writing, quality of content/information, and general aesthetics.… Continue reading Book Review: Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman (2nd Ed.)

Book Review: Face It by Debbie Harry

Had high expectations for this memoir, but after reading it, suspect it will be used most frequently to decorate rooms. Note: As an educator, nothing bothers me more than a rating system or rubric that is not clearly explained. Fair and well-crafted assessments are important. Justify your grades, fam. I use a scale of fifteen… Continue reading Book Review: Face It by Debbie Harry

Book Review: Murmur by J. Niimi

The book and the enormous list of vocabulary words I amassed reading it. Note: As an educator, nothing bothers me more than a rating system or rubric that is not clearly explained. Fair and well-crafted assessments are important. Justify your grades, fam. I use a scale of fifteen points, which are evenly divided between the… Continue reading Book Review: Murmur by J. Niimi