30 Jun 2011
Two Years of Musoscribe: Essays
To celebrate the two-year anniversary of this blog, I’m taking the opportunity to look back over some of the more than five hundred blog entries I’ve posted. I’ve conducted interviews, written essays and reviewed new albums, reissues and DVDs. Every now and then I take a break from interviews and reviews, instead penning various-degrees-of-idiosyncratic little essays. Here are some of my favorites.
- One That Should’ve Got Away, a thinly-veiled account of one of my band breakups
- What I’m Listening To, And Why, in which I reveal my patented review method. Well, not really.
- The Top Five Things I Learned at Margaritaville is a wry look back to the mid 1980s.
- “Don’t Fret,” or, “I Write the Songs” Garage Style recounts one of the more humorous episodes from my deservedly-humble musical past.
- A Look Back at “Psychedelic Siren” gives some attention to this punk-rock obscurity.
- The Buzztones’ Show of Excellence recalls a particularly memorable gig.
- Crate-digging at the Dog Groomers serves up another 1980s slice of life.
- Travel Diary: Branson MO takes an ever-so-slightly mocking yet affectionate close-up look at this, um, unique town.
- And in my Mayer Hawthorne Concert Review I pull back the curtain on corporate tie-in marketing. Surprise: it’s not always a bad thing.
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