Fall 2022//no autumn leaves

Concluding the second year of my Seasonal Mixtape Series, it's finally here: fall 2022//no autumn leaves. You may notice this sounds a lot better than every other tape in the series so far; that is because I switched to a double cassette set format in order to still bring you a thrilling two hour narrative… Continue reading Fall 2022//no autumn leaves

New Salem Witch Hunters Kept Garage Rock Regional and Obscure

I put the Land on the Bandcamp front page again, talking about the self-titled debut album by Cleveland garage rock institution, New Salem Witch Hunters. Crank that shit. Sorry, not sorry, WMMS!!!! It’s also about how it’s really challenging for bands to try to exist in Cleveland, which seems to be a central force in… Continue reading New Salem Witch Hunters Kept Garage Rock Regional and Obscure

The Cup, the Dream, and the Tin Can: Kicking Out Half a Century With David Thomas

Here it finally is! I worked on this for about two months. It's the opening act of the work I am doing on the book the world needs about how Northeast Ohio modernized rock music and played an enormous role in shaping the last half-century of culture in America. Anton Fier's departure from this realm… Continue reading The Cup, the Dream, and the Tin Can: Kicking Out Half a Century With David Thomas

Summer 2022//thief of fire

Lindsey Loberg is one of my best and oldest friends. They did not have a tape player, but I bought them a refurbished Walkman to listen to this tape, which they love. I struggled a lot in the process of creating this tape. There were many different tapes used and discarded in the throes of… Continue reading Summer 2022//thief of fire

Summer 2021//sweet and low

I make all of my mixtape art with pages from the New Yorker. This is above and away my favorite and has best captured the vibe of the tape's sonic world so far in my seasonal mixtape adventures. Note: I used to keep a journal, many journals annually, and then at some point I decided… Continue reading Summer 2021//sweet and low