Category Archives: Music

Introducing Home Grown, my new Kindle Single

[Amazon] Some big news: today Amazon is publishing my Kindle Single Home Grown: Cage the Elephant and the Making of a Modern Music Scene. You can buy it here for $1.99, then read it on your smart phone, iPad, computer, … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift, Auto-Didact

In this week’s Rolling Stone, Taylor Swift talks history. “I just read a 900-page book called The Kennedy Women,” she tells the magazine. “This morning I bought books about John Adams, Lincoln’s Cabinet, the Founding Fathers and Ellis Island.” Let’s … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson and Monoculture

[x-posted at Splice Today] Not even Lester Bangs could eulogize Michael Jackson as effectively as has the collective car stereo of my New Haven neighborhood. Each time I went out this weekend—for pizza, for a library book, for a mind-clearing … Continue reading

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David Cook Loses His Cred

[Splice Today] When it comes to David Cook, last year’s American Idol, the best “road report” focuses on the ticket buying, not the concert going. See what I mean over at Splice Today.

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The worst thing about rewatching Almost Famous

. . . is hearing “The Chipmunk Song” play over the opening credits and realizing that it’s a harbinger of Jason Lee’s unfortunate future.

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