machines snapping into place

Wow: exactly a month since I updated! It’s been an uneventful month in terms of stuff I can talk about so far, though. So in lieu of anything particularly fresh, here’s what I’ve published:

*MTV Hive columns on Tracey Thorn’s career, on the songwriting of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, on all-women rock bands before 1970, and on the links between Coil and How to Destroy Angels.

*A review of Lynda Barry’s “The Freddie Stories” for the Washington Post.

*A review of Ben Katchor’s “Hand-Drying in America” for the Forward.

I haven’t gone away. I’m just working on some things. You’ll know.