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Jul
21
Backwards and Forwards in Time with The Gaslight Anthem!

Backwards and Forwards in Time with The Gaslight Anthem!

There’s much talk, these days, of a “pop-punk revival.” Being middle-aged, and not terribly fond of the art made
19 min read
Jul
02
Faces Of Punk

Faces Of Punk

Despite my dim view of the human soul, I do try to assume the reasonable best of humans online. This
8 min read
Jun
17

Almost A God: Noise Rock In The Landscape

“Noise Rock” is a term for a musical subgenre of alternative rock (or “college” rock), aurally similar to dodecaphony and
31 min read
Jun
02

New Music Discourse (To Avoid All The Other Discourse)

Abundant Living is a music newsletter. For the most part. I may use an essay to make tangential points (or
12 min read
May
13

Back to Normal, via Monkey's Paw

The story of the Monkey’s Paw is a “classic ‘three wishes’ story that doubles as a horror story and
12 min read
Apr
30

Notes On Anita Lane, Madball in The Park, Kid Congo in The Desert, St. Vincent-gate, and Assorted Punks, Players, + Haters

What is up, rockers? Welcome to another Abundant Living, the third on the slightly less problematic platform! Since, as I
14 min read
Apr
20

Why Doesn't Everybody Agree With Me Always About Everything?

My focus, in this newsletter and, regrettably, in life, is the music industry subset commonly (if commonly inaccurately) referred to
10 min read
Apr
12
I'm a Ghost

I'm a Ghost

I’ve switched over to Ghost from Substack. I mean, obviously. If you’ve spent as much time online as
9 min read
Apr
07
Leaving Substack

Leaving Substack

Peacing out on this platform. Switching to Ghost. Please make sure to check your inbox in next couple days for
Mar
11
Hands Up, Who Wants To Die

Hands Up, Who Wants To Die

Notes on Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' Carnage
15 min read