I talked to Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail about Lush (my favorite album of the year, if you’re new here), sequencing, stanning Television, and some other good stuff for FLOOD Magazine. I managed to even get a Joan Didion ref in there, so check it out.
It is such a privilege to be able to tell someone else’s story, and I am so lucky that I got to do that with this, the first video I directed and produced for Iris. This is just a scratch in the surface of Dylan Hundley’s story, but I am quite proud of it.
Wrote about an album I love that’s practically as old as me but most definitely doesn’t feel that way right now. Read it on bed crumbs.
Churning through season 2, y’all:
Episode 7: Easter – Patti Smith | January 19, 2018
Bonus: Guest session on Chris Frantz’s Talking Head Radio Show (WPKN) | January 26, 2018
Episode 8: After The Gold Rush – Neil Young | February 12, 2018
Episode 9: “Street Hassle” – Lou Reed – special mini episode | February 23, 2018
Wrote about Jackie Venson for Guitar World. In the March 2018 issue and online here.
Carly and I took ’77 Music Club from our apartment to Bridgeport, CT for a guest session with the always fun and funky and wonderful Chris Frantz on his monthly WPKN radio show. We had a blast playing and talking about some of our favorite tunes that we’ve covered on the pod so far. ICYMI, listen to the archived interview here.
Two weeks ago, I went to a bar where the much-hyped DJ was actually a guy who just plugged an aux cord into his iPhone, then proceeded to fist-pump his way through a Spotify playlist of select choices like a radio remix of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Migos’ “Bad and Boujee.”
There’s no doubt about it: We are living in an interesting, complex time for music, one where, technically, anyone can call themselves a DJ. In 2017, mention “DJing” and you’re more likely to be met with a reference to DJ Khaled’s Snapchat, an “Oh, that guy from Netflix?” if you mention Grandmaster Flash, and a straight-up “Huh?” if you bring up Afrika Bambaataa.
DJing has always been more a part of the underground music scene than the mainstream one. Now more than ever, though, it feels even more difficult to find an actual DJ — not one titled with the misnomer — who creates music that is both innovative and true to the original form. But, if you know where to look, in the clubs of Bushwick and the Bandcamps and Soundclouds of the internet, the real DJs are still there.