Columns

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #4: The Tompkins Square Edition

June 28, 2013

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #4: The Tompkins Square Edition 90 Miles Out of Atlanta is a column that proves, week after week, that stolen goods are worthless, unless you work hard to steal them, because when you earn what you own it’s worth more. It’s written by a creepy man in his mid-forties whose address is Woodall Hall 124, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus,... 

Rise Above #2: Father Yod & the Source Family

June 28, 2013

Rise Above #2: Father Yod & the Source Family Transcendent music is found in every genre, like the holy in the everyday. It all comes down to paying attention to your life, and to be aware of what you are seeing and hearing. Why do songs still matter long after they have been used to sell cars or deodorant? We hold on so tightly to the songs and... 

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #3: Uwue, Asa Irons, and Joe’s New Sansui 990db

June 21, 2013

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #3: Uwue, Asa Irons, and Joe’s New Sansui 990db 90 Miles Out of Atlanta is a column from and about the place where musical artifacts and life combine to form something else, by an old self-absorbed writing professor. If you’d like to play along, send stereo-friendly things to Woodall Hall 133, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31907. Uwue,... 

Unheard #14: Bathetic Records, The Meaning of Drone, Tusco/Embassy, and Chaos

June 21, 2013

Unheard #14: Bathetic Records, The Meaning of Drone, Tusco/Embassy, and Chaos Unheard explores the moist recesses of “unconventional music” and attempts to have fun doing so. Whether it’s pimply basement hounds jockeying weathered blocks of noise or beefy luddites clunking out waxy half-songs on broken Casio keyboards and even-more-broken electric guitars,... 

No Valley Without Shadows #1: Javier Marías’ The Infatuations

June 18, 2013

No Valley Without Shadows #1: Javier Marías’ The Infatuations “Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature.” Cicero No truer words could be written on art than these, recorded centuries ago in what we regard as a more “primitive” age than our own: in judging creative work we must guard against the falsehoods of fashion,... 

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #2: Steve Gunn, Alex Beeker, & Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens

June 14, 2013

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #2: Steve Gunn, Alex Beeker, & Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens 90 Miles Out of Atlanta is a column of music and collecting and life, written by an old writing professor at a midsized school in the Deep South. You’ll find here snappy prose, links, and videos made in homage to the greatest rock video of all time and deference to the YouTube cat hegemon. If you’d... 

Rise Above #1: Distractions, Diarists, and Autodidacts

June 11, 2013

Rise Above #1: Distractions, Diarists, and Autodidacts Transcendent music is found in every genre, like the holy in the everyday. It all comes down to paying attention to your life, and to be aware of what you are seeing and hearing. Why do songs still matter long after they have been used to sell cars or deodorant? We hold on so tightly to the songs and... 

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #1: Financier, City of Salt, Daniel Bachman & Co.

June 7, 2013

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #1: Financier, City of Salt, Daniel Bachman & Co. 90 Miles Out of Atlanta is a new column by Joe Miller that fetishizes musical artifacts in a post-Replacements/YouTube way. Miller videos records, cassettes, and sometimes CDs as they play in his home, office, and sometimes car. Animals wander in and out, and his wife does too, but you’ll never see...