The End of the Graphing Calculator

The ridiculously expensive Texas Instruments graphing calculator is slowly but surely getting phased out. The times they are a-changin’ for the better, but I’m feeling nostalgic. I have some wonderful memories associated with my TIs. You probably have an expensive Texas Instruments graphing calculator packed away somewhere. I do. In fact, I still have two. […]

Gorillaz Foretold the Pop Narrative Future

It’s always been hard to take Gorillaz totally seriously. After all, the side project of Blur’s Damon Albarn and Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett is comprised of cartoon characters: Albarn’s daffy-voiced singer 2D, drummer Russel Hobbs, bassist Murdoc Niccals, and adolescent guitarist Noodle—each with their own arc over the course of the band’s nearly 20 […]

Record Retail Therapy

it’s already been a rough year, and one week ago I learned that my uber-rare cancer is back for the 3rd time, which is sure to mean a totally swell rest of the year. My intuition says the nightmare horror factory that is 2016 isn’t anywhere close to done with production, though – it’s probably […]

Is Your Taste All in Your Mouth?

If you remember PBR tasting god-awful in college, it may be because you were shotgunning it to a god-awful soundtrack. Or, OK, PBR is just god-awful. Bad example. If you remember PBR tasting delicious in college, it may be because you have the most exceptional record collection known to man. You see, according to science, […]

Now You See Her…

we know, we know: like a timid ghost or a 1997 page, it’s been a while since you’ve seen your girl in music. radio silence and static fuzz and then the signal went completely dark, too. After all this time, you sorta assumed she just wasn’t that into you. listen: we wanted to answer when […]

Zee + Me = 3

So at the very, very end of 2015, something odd that I never thought would happen, did. Voldemort got back in touch and his new girlfriend, Zee, and I became besties. She’s amazing. We make art.* Voldemort is jealous. Anyways, we are kinda hilarious, and she tweets the best bits of our conversations for public […]

Anything Else

Anything Else is really Annie Hall just recycled for the modern era. I’ll admit that Annie Hall isn’t nearly as compelling in the early aughts as it was in the 70s. Zeitgeists: how do they work? Jerry Falk: …I was actually listening to this last night, and I thought of you. Amanda: You were listening […]


Have I ever mentioned how wonderful Australia is? Australia is a beautiful country filled with beautiful people doing beautiful things…beautifully. If you were to ask me “Ses, what’s the one country in the world with which you could find no fault?” I would quickly answer, without a moment’s hesitation, “Australia.” The music, the people, the […]


indie is dead. because indie won. A brief excerpt from The End of Indie” or “We Are All Indie Now” by Richard Nash. “You see, to the extent that indie meant anything, it was as its root word, independent. It was about seizing the means of production. Independently produced. Aesthetics can be imitated, ethics faked, […]

Teen Wolf: Who’s Gonna Die Next Week?

OK, phew! Thanks to three-hour fireworks courtesy of the city of Los Angeles last night,  I have only just now finished watching the latest episode of Teen Wolf and plan to diligently and defiantly hold my breath until we find out who dies next week. Remember, I was afflicted with this obsession when I interviewed […]

Cinematic Fanatic

A sampling of favored snippets gifted from my inner Cinematic Fanatic to yours.  After all, who among us didn’t learn some of life’s lessons or opt to navigate our growing pains via the silver screen – i for one never got a sex talk, i got a private screening of ‘Pretty Woman’ each spring from […]