Making Genre

In the opening chapter of his Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres, music critic and journalist Kelefa Sanneh makes the observation that Musicians, I have learned, generally hate talking about genres. And reasonably enough: it’s not their job. Virtually every music interview I have conducted has elicited some version of the […]

Friends Like These

All my life I have been lucky to have creative friends. Authors, poets, essayists, academics, bloggers, incredible writers who I have known in person and met online. Fascinating, wonderful people who I admire greatly, and who have made me a better person and writer through connection. Someday I’ll tell you more about them. But for […]