Now comes the time when every music blog and magazine known to man comes out with its “Artist of the Decade” feature (those still offering print issues capitalize on this by featuring their choice on… Read More »Ed Sheeran is The Worst Artist of the Decade
Music journalism you say? I remember when I decided to go into the world of journalism – as a young college student, fresh out of high school, wide-eyed and feeling ready to take on the… Read More »What I’ve Learned About Music Journalism (So Far)
Let me reveal the myths about Christmas. I’m going to play the Grinch this year – or, maybe Scrooge, if you prefer that. Only slightly, though. No, I’m not going to stalk a town and… Read More »Five Myths About Christmas Music… and the Realities
Is Art Sometimes Exploitation? At the tail-end of my previous piece, I quoted singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston and referenced the common (if somewhat mistaken) belief that his fans enjoy mocking his mental illness – exploiting him… Read More »Is Art Sometimes Exploitation?
Humans are by nature creative. We like taking a project and seeing it through from beginning to end. It gives us a feeling of pride and a sense of accomplishment. As creative people, we yearn… Read More »For Early Birds and Night Owls, Both Should Set Aside Time.
I’m part of what might call the – Mixtape Generation. When I was younger, my parents exposed me to different styles of music. Like most kids, this meant listening to what they put on. My… Read More »Mixtape and The Importance of An Open Mind