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Rolling in the Deep, 3/18/14

I just returned from SXSW, which grows more excessive every year, but still has the cool vibes that come from indie music and BBQ. While in Austin, Texas, I interviewed Neil Young, went to the Lady Gaga show, and contributed to the Rolling Stone roundup of the festival’s best moments. I also had the sobering […]

posted 18 March 2014 in Outside. no comments yet

Oscar-o-Rama

Last night’s Oscars were almost exactly the baseline of what one can expect from the show: a few surprises (but not too many), a middle-of-the-road hosting job by Ellen (neither exceptionally bad or good, which was a pleasant change after some recent hosting debacles), a reminder to catch up on some of last year’s movies […]

posted 3 March 2014 in Links, Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep, 2/26/14

Life as a content provider: I have been busy the past two weeks providing content, including a bunch of pieces for the Rolling Stone website. You might enjoy my interview with David Lynch (in which he reveals his love of ZZ Top), my report on the excellent live reading of Pulp Fiction at LACMA, my […]

posted 26 February 2014 in Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep, 2/12/14

I am still wrestling with my Big Deadline, but may I bring you up to date on some of my writing in recent weeks for Rolling Stone? I wrote about Against Me!, both in an article for the magazine and in an online interview with Laura Jane Grace (nĂ© Tom Gabel) and James Bowman. I […]

posted 12 February 2014 in Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep, 1/14/14

Hello and happy new year, citizens of the world. I am currently finishing up a big project (more details to come very soon), so there won’t be a lot of activity around here for another two weeks or so. (But after that, Rule Forty Two bonanza!) You may, however, be interested in some of my […]

posted 14 January 2014 in Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep, 12/27/13

For your reading pleasure, some of my writing for the Rolling Stone website in the past month. I attended the annual KROQ Christmas show, with eighteen bands playing over two evenings. Night one had more guitar oriented-bands, such as Queens of the Stone Age and Vampire Weekend, while night two had more dance music, such […]

posted 27 December 2013 in Articles, Outside. no comments yet

Merry Christmas, Baby

You may have missed this one: I recently compiled forty of the greatest Christmas albums of all time for the Rolling Stone website. I wanted to include albums that rewarded repeated plays, not wacky Yuletide novelties–which means that I didn’t include Bob Dylan’s Christmas in the Heart, even though I really wanted to use my […]

posted 23 December 2013 in Articles, Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep, 11/26/13

For your reading pleasure as we head into the long holiday weekend, I can suggest a clutch of articles by me on the Rolling Stone website in the past week. You might enjoy my rundown of the celebrity reactions to the magic of David Blaine, my report on the Live Read staging of the Tootsie […]

posted 26 November 2013 in Outside. 1 comment

Rolling in the Deep, 11/19/13

Perhaps you’d like to know what I’ve been writing lately? I can’t share all of it with you, but I can tell you what’s appeared on the Rolling Stone website in the past week: More Naya Rivera (basically, all the good stuff from our conversation that didn’t fit into my flip-cover RS profile of her). […]

posted 19 November 2013 in Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep, 11/11/13

Another week goes by, which means I have more articles in Rolling Stone, both the print magazine and this new-fangled website thingy. By far my most-viewed item this past week was a short take on the PBS documentary about Jimi Hendrix. But I also interviewed Jill Cunniff of the groovy Luscious Jackson (back with their […]

posted 11 November 2013 in Outside. no comments yet