Other Projects

Catboi Kropotkin is always trying to physically put himself into my writing, so here he is.

Sounds Coming Out of the Land: How Northeast Ohio Modernized Rock Music

My current focus is on a book proposal I am writing about how my home region modernized rock music in the late 60s and 70s. Most of the scene participants are in the late 60s to mid-70s of their lives now, so I have devoted the next however many years of my life to writing down all of their stories while they are still here and publishing the book that proves the last half-century of American culture was largely determined in the region. I’m doing it very intentionally and in line with the music cultures the book is about. It will be as relevant to the history of the region as to the history of rock music and the trajectory of American culture since the end of the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 60s. My goal is for it to be a book people actually read and love rather than accumulate and keep on a shelf and to change the conversation about my home region swiftly and permanently. Look out for it!