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January 31, 2022

On The Whiteness of Country Music

In which I write about being at the Grand Ole Opry (it was amazing), learning from our history, and my struggle to come to terms with how country music continues to embrace its whiteness.

December 29, 2021

The Gatekeeping We Do to Ourselves

Whether it’s convincing ourselves that we don’t belong in a scene, or convincing ourselves that we can’t stop drinking, our own gatekeeping shields us from accepting who we actually are.

November 29, 2021

Fighting Guardians and Launching Podcasts

Most things aren’t perfect on the first try. You can’t beat a Guardian in Breath of the Wild straight off the Plateau, and you can’t expect your first podcast to be something of perfection.

October 28, 2021

The Returning Permanence of Aaliyah

Music legacies are tied to two things: permanence and visibility. So what happens with both are taken away from one of the genre-defining artists of her generation?

September 28, 2021

Theft of a Cassingle

Once, I was caught shoplifting the cassingle for R.E.M.’s “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” and the worst part of the story is that that cassingle had little to no redeeming value to start with.

August 27, 2021

Chinese Satellites

The two ends of the acceptance spectrum as it relates to shooting stars, satellites, and whatever’s right.

July 21, 2021

Emerging from Underground

I found myself missing out on two different music experiences this past week, and followed that up with an accidental musical rebirth.

May 17, 2021

On Overcoming Obligations

I missed a mixtape last month. I don’t need to wear masks anymore. I weigh these two obligations and the weight of doing the right thing vs. doing the thing that is expected.

March 31, 2021

Circling Britpop, Briefly

I keep thinking there are no more time-wasting completionist paths to wander down, and then I hear a podcast episode about Pulp and here I am: learning about britpop.