I finally cleaned up my Spotify profile. I’ve got ten years of playlists but have never arranged them in any helpful order. Historically, people have…
This newsletter has been a source of strength and happiness for the past three years and if we get twenty-one more paid subscribers, we’ll be good for a…
No homework here—we are trying to catch some fizz and get light. I suggest you put on my playlist of good songs from 2021 and scroll. Not everything…
Seventy-one reflections on 2021
A few months ago, I filmed 75 Dollar Bill playing in Columbus Park, which is in Chinatown right next to The Tombs. The clip is below: their big band…
On September 5, 2021 several federal unemployment benefit programs expired across the country, per federal law. They were keeping me afloat. What does…
A photo taken the day Fatigue came out, in June of 2021. I no longer find it appealing to say things like “here is the albumest album of my year” or…
from the August 19, 1997 issue of "The Village Voice"
Reader Sarah Gale told me about the playlist Kieran Hebden has been assembling since 2016. He—Kieran, the Four Tet guy—adds five or six songs every…
Deborah would have turned 58 on July 31st, which came on a Saturday this year. That morning, before we held a celebratory Zoom, I made a playlist of the…
Good morning, opulents. Drop something in the hat if you can—we need to meet our prudent reserve. If you’re new here, check out the hits. With social…
A small thank you to everyone reading and everyone subscribing—a mix for the weekend, more things I love from this year.