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Rolling in the Deep: 12/2/15

I took some time off from Rolling Stone because I was working on a slew of books, but in recent months, I’ve had a few pieces appear on the RS website. I wrote up the memoirs by Carly Simon (who proved to be an impressive prose stylist) and Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen (who didn’t), […]

posted 2 December 2015 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, 10/21/13

I did another list for the Rolling Stone website last week, on the twelve most Canadian things about Neil Young (who was born north of the border but has lived in the States for many decades now). Some Canadians have taken exception to the list, and as far as I can tell they have two […]

posted 21 October 2013 in Outside. no comments yet

Some Funky Cosmonaut

Consider the final verse of Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush,” in which mankind trundles onto “silver spaceships” and disembarks for a location more hospitable to human life than planet Earth: Flying Mother Nature’s silver seed to a new home in the Sun The Sun? Really? Not the Moon, or Mars, or even another galaxy? […]

posted 18 January 2011 in Tasty Bits. 3 comments