Music To Eat

An Eclectic Gastronomy of Sound

Recent (W)riting Roundup

Some recent music writing I’ve done, published in various places: Steve Tibbetts: “Northern Song” and the Sounds of Silence An article and interview I wrote for All About Jazz about … Continue reading

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The Church’s “The Blurred Crusade” Cover Art

One of the most striking album covers of the early 80s is for The Blurred Crusade by the Church. The record, named after a line in the song “You Took”, … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Rise of Wilco

Voted “Least Likely to Succeed”. If there was an alt country yearbook for the class of 1994/1995, Jeff Tweedy probably would have received that designation from the critics as well … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Ryley Walker Conundrum

I’m far from the first one to comment on it, but Ryley Walker’s music sounds a lot (I mean a whole lot) like music made in the late 1960’s and … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

All Things Must Pass: The End of Vin Scelsa’s “Idiot’s Delight”

“Repect the elders. Embrace the new. Encourage the impractical and improbable, without bias.” These words, originally penned by music journalist David Fricke, were the guiding principles by which Vin Scelsa … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who Was Bunk Dogger?

In the annals of music history, the name “Bunk Dogger” isn’t likely to ring many bells. And before last week, I had never heard of him either. However, I stumbled … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dusty Hazy Seventies (A Mix)

When you think about it, the seventies were quite a long time ago. Not long in geological time, but in cultural and human time, those years are now dusty and … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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