Some thoughts about "See You Around" by Militarie Gun and the role a song like that plays on an album. Also, some thoughts on music writing as the newsletter hit 3 years old this past week.
An essay about the difference between wanting to love artists who reflect your values and expecting public figures to conform to the morals you've projected onto them. Also about Taylor Swift and Matty Healy, I guess.
and the way people talk about them and some fundamental truths of my approach to music and also a wine metaphor.
some words about reviews and the state of the internet
If you're the kind of person who thinks people talking about genres is stupid and shouldn't happen, this isn't for you. Lately I've been thrust onto emo tiktok. I don't want to be there. I want to use tiktok to go empty brain. I want to watch people cook beautiful
Today it’s 75 degrees in Philadelphia. I went to Penn Treaty Park with a bottle of cider and new sunglasses to read Joan Didion’s Let Me Tell You What I Mean. I have a business degree so I didn’t read any Didion until my twenties. I wish
reckoning with being seriously moved by a bon iver record and the concept of passive shared experience