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.

Check out my photography blog.
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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.

Posted at 5:22pm and tagged with: bob dylan, benmont tench,.

To live in a time when Bob Dylan is making music and still putting out really good music is to live in a time when Walt Whitman is putting out poetry, when Yeats is writing poetry, when Gershwin is presenting new songs, when Dickens is saying, ‘Here’s my latest novel’ and when Melville is putting out a little book called Moby Dick. That’s the level and that’s the privilege that we have and that’s what we should be aware of, that Bob Dylan is in the world and we have to really cherish that Bob Dylan is in the world.

Today I will have the privilege of interviewing bluegrass pioneer Mac Wiseman about his career as well as a new album, Songs From My Mother’s Hand. It’s always a treat when I get to learn about musicians who may not have originally been familiar to me, only to discover their significance and legacy. I’m looking forward to this.

Posted at 8:10am and tagged with: Music Journalism,.

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Artist: Crowded House
Track: Better Be Home Soon
Album: Temple of Low Men
Year: 1988
Theme: Coming Home

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Forty-five years ago today, the Rolling Stones had the number one single in the U.S. with “Honky Tonk Women” while Johnny Cash topped the U.S. album charts with Johnny Cash at San Quentin.

That’s a whole lotta badass, right there.

Posted at 11:56pm and tagged with: Rolling Stones, johnny cash,.

Fifty years ago tonight the Beatles were playing their first show at the Hollywood Bowl.

I like how the ticket says the standard “No Refunds,” like someone who paid a whopping $3.50 had any right to bitch about the performance.

The last time I saw Paul McCartney in concert the tickets were $300 each.

Posted at 12:20am.

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’80s smolder…

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Disco Jazz.

Posted at 8:25pm.