I am a freelance music journalist and the publisher of Write On Music.

My writing has also been published by various outlets, including No Depression, AOL Spinner, The Seattle Post Intelligencer, and Blogcritics, where I was the Senior Music Editor (2011-2012) and Assistant Music Editor (2008-2011).

I've interviewed and profiled such artists as Jakob Dylan, Meiko, Tony Bennett, Lucinda Williams, Alan Parsons, Kate Nash, Neil Finn, Allen Toussaint, Susanna Hoffs, Daniel Lanois, Charli XCX, Christina Perri, Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Buddy Guy, and many more.

I also write about my current battles with several chronic autoimmune illnesses and the extensive history of my health in general.

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Posted at 8:36pm and tagged with: Happy Birthday, Barry Gibb, bee gees,.

I don’t know exactly what I’d be giving up, though, since I’m barely functioning lately. This morning I had to take two Ativans (one usually does the job) because I was so anxious and scared and sad, and my chest felt like it was being crushed.

Sorry for the bummer of a post. I’m just going through a very rough time and I desperately want some peace.

Posted at 11:06am and tagged with: grief, panic, anxiety, depression,.

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This song has helped me get through a whole lot in the seventeen years since its release. I was fortunate to see him sing it live, too—an unforgettable night. 

Posted at 2:48am and tagged with: Happy Birthday, van morrison,.

Noah says hey.

Posted at 2:35am.

Noah says hey.

rawcuriosity:

Since losing my grandfather last month my anxiety has gotten increasingly worse, to the point of panic. The only people I really have left are my parents, and my mother has been struggling too (as she lost her dad). My father, on the other hand, has always been remote. So while it shouldn’t come…

soupladle said: I’m so sorry- I know how this felt when I lost my dad. He was, at the time, pretty much my main support system. It was hard, I was suicidal for a long time. Have you done anything to tribute him? That helped, so did grief counselling. <3

The only tribute sort of thing I’ve done was for the funeral (which I couldn’t even attend), putting together songs he liked and pictures of him over the years; it was all made into some multimedia presentation, I guess.

I’ve never been to grief counseling. I’ve been to a couple psychiatrists, ostensibly related to my physical health history (encephalitis/spinal meningitis/seizure disorder), nothing solely for grief or depression. I’m gonna look into it, though. I feel like I’ve been through the wringer. 

 

Posted at 1:58am.

Since losing my grandfather last month my anxiety has gotten increasingly worse, to the point of panic. The only people I really have left are my parents, and my mother has been struggling too (as she lost her dad). My father, on the other hand, has always been remote. So while it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he hasn’t asked how I’m doing even once, it still hurts.

My grandfather couldn’t go ten minutes without telling me he loved me. Apparently my dad thinks I’m just supposed to get over my grief and get on with things.

Posted at 6:18am.

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waitinforthebus:

Tom Waits - God’s Away On Business

who were the ones that we kept in charge?

killers, thieves, and lawyers

god’s away on business

(Source: daysrunaway)

Posted at 1:02am and tagged with: tom waits,.

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Posted at 7:34pm and tagged with: happy birthday, elvis costello,.

Happy 60th Birthday, Elvis Costello.

Posted at 5:41pm and tagged with: elvis and me, chillin',.

Happy 60th Birthday, Elvis Costello.