Music Review: Too Free – Love in High Demand (February 2020, Sister Polygon Records)

Note: It has taken me so long to get to this review, but here I finally am. I will not apologize for not dropping content in a couple weeks, because I have been reeling from a peeping tom masturbator in my bedroom window three feet from my head the evening of Memorial Day and subsequent… Continue reading Music Review: Too Free – Love in High Demand (February 2020, Sister Polygon Records)

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)

Music Review: FACS – Void Moments (Trouble in Mind, March 2020)

Hex Storm happened to be in the room that goes best with this record cover. She also has not been featured here yet, which is ridiculous, because she is clearly one of the most gorgeous and intelligent living creatures any of us have ever seen. My good friend, Victor, took me to see FACS at… Continue reading Music Review: FACS – Void Moments (Trouble in Mind, March 2020)

Music Review: Zelienople – Hold You Up (Miasmah, March 2020)

Something about this person’s posture communicates this record quite well. Moving through, not quickly or assuredly, feeling and observing the heaviness of our collective situation, but holding together for one another. There has been so much incredible music in this insane year so far, and a lot of it perfectly soundtracks the times we are… Continue reading Music Review: Zelienople – Hold You Up (Miasmah, March 2020)

Just a Few More Words About Fiona Apple…

Fiona Apple has been getting fuck tons of music press for her phenomenal fifth record. As a result, I will keep it short. Note: There has been so much press about Fiona Apple's new album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, that I am honestly completely sick of hearing and thinking about it by the time I… Continue reading Just a Few More Words About Fiona Apple…

feel like snakes twisting through quarantine//spring 2020

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6u4PpAaEtz4Mco4mgSPRFZ?si=wbdrr0m7T8-qPhGlRK8rMg Made a paper tracklist totally unnecessarily, but soon I will have an operational dual cassette deck again. Here is a mix for a springtime in quarantine. Equal parts classics and that new new. I have decided that all my mixes of 2020 will begin with criminally underrated Liliput songs.......... I am working to get… Continue reading feel like snakes twisting through quarantine//spring 2020

Book Review: Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty by Ben Ratliff

The plus side is that I did not buy this book. The downside is I have to hold onto it and inevitably see it until quarantine is over since the Chicago Public Library is closed until May 31st currently. Add this one to the fat stack of music books getting all of the attention they… Continue reading Book Review: Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty by Ben Ratliff

Fuck, Now I Will Always Associate the Total Endurance and Transcendance of “Hallogallo” With Rod Blagojevich Jogging

Me sucking in my COVID19 pandemic fashion mask because I cannot believe Rod Blagojevich just captured the beauty of me listening to Neu! alone in the wild while walking a pup, in my natural element. Okay, it happened right next to what I knew was his house. But can you imagine? I was just blasting… Continue reading Fuck, Now I Will Always Associate the Total Endurance and Transcendance of “Hallogallo” With Rod Blagojevich Jogging

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