Wednesday, November 19th, 2003


Easily one of the most controversial pieces your peacenik boy has ever written. Here I pull a Buggin’ Out (remember him from “Do The Right Thing”?) on the Da Capo Best Music Writing series? Then all hell breaks loose…

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

LBTV, Part 2 :: My So-Called Writing Career

Hey fam, I’m going underground to prep then head to Ithaca for the ECAASU conference. Please come holla if you’re in the area code. In the meantime, Ferentz will be continuing 2G2K Circus. And for you, here’s Part 2 from Lyrics Born TV shot by the indomitable JB. I’m conjuring breakdowns and yapping about stuff […]

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Music And The Post-Industrial City :: Rebecca Solnit on Detroit

Photo by Misty Keasler From this month’s Harper’s comes a fine meditation on the prehistory, present, and near-future of Detroit by one of my favorite writers, Rebecca Solnit. As you might always find in Rebecca’s writing, the piece is breathtakingly written, wrenchingly honest about race and history, and, in the end, cautiously, even defiantly optimistic. […]

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Monday, April 25th, 2005 Letter to Source Advertisers

Jay Smooth has posted the aforementioned letter to The Source‘s advertisers: “Dear Valued Client and Marketing Partner, I’m writing to you to discuss the current status of The Source Magazine’s circulation, as well as to share with you some exciting developments that are taking place under the banner of The Source – the most widely-recognized […]

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Monday, December 8th, 2003

Writing A Book, Part 1

A blog post from the end of 2003. I was talking for the first time about “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” and how I got started writing the thing. I had just handed a 700+ page first draft to my poor editor…

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Chins To Reality ’06 To Your Soul

While I’m consumed with launching a new book project, tracking A’s trade rumors, and obsessing over the Meters, James Brown, hip-hop, the breakbeat, and the clavé for a longish, semi-smartish essay I’m working on, here’s some other fun reading… The list will grow the deeper all of the above gets: + The Source is homeless, […]

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005


Must be spring because hot music and hot music writing is breaking out all over. Here’s a deep, extensive piece by our girl Raquel Cepeda on the sound of this coming summer, Reggaetón. Need a Reggaetón 101? Pick up DJ Warrior, Big Dee, and DJ Strong’s El Reggaeton and El Reggaeton 2 mixCDs here. Check […]

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2004

ACHG On Blast

Another scene from the Da Capo Best Music Writing episode, where anger turns to regret and introspection. Step 3 or 4 in the 12-step process, that is. Plus the version that ran in the SF Bay Guardian.

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Monday, December 29th, 2003

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Reading List, Part 2

For those interested in music writing, a partial list of music books that rock, Part 2. From 2003…

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Sunday, December 28th, 2003

Wow, Complaining Works

More of the infamous Da Capo Best Music Writing episode. In this scene I sell out.

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