Tagged with Music

“Diving Deep into Distraction with John Darnielle”

“Diving Deep into Distraction with John Darnielle”


One easily distracted ADD person + one other easily distracted ADD person = a very good conversation about the endless intersections between the act of creation. Continue reading

Andy’s Best Things, 2018 Edition

Andy’s Best Things, 2018 Edition


Hi. I’m late writing this up. I had other plans for ringing in 2019. Honestly, snowboarding and beer are only part of it. If I think about it for a second, I don’t really have a lot to say about 2018; I’m sans a unifying statement to reconcile all of the pop culture I digested … Continue reading

Review: Primaveras, Echoes in the Well of Being

Review: Primaveras, Echoes in the Well of Being


Good day, lords and ladies! I did an album review! A California album review! Because, I’ve got to tell you: Primaveras’ first album, Echoes in the Well of Being, is either a love letter to California or a depressive picture of life dissatisfied in California, depending on how you choose to hear it. Regardless, I dig its … Continue reading

“Daily Dose: Amo Amo, ‘Closer to You'”

“Daily Dose: Amo Amo, ‘Closer to You'”


Today’s Daily Dose for Paste Magazine, brought to you by: Me! Okay, strictly speaking it’s brought to you by Amo Amo, a new band from Los Angeles enjoying the producorial talents of one Jim James, but I wrote a couple hundred words about the song. That ain’t nothing. It’s a good song, too, else I wouldn’t … Continue reading

“Maxwell Bailey’s ‘In Between'”

“Maxwell Bailey’s ‘In Between'”


This piece hit the web so long ago that I forgot to share it (“so long ago,” of course, means “sometime in early June”). But hey! I remembered! So here it is, my musings on “In Between,” a live EP from local singer-songwriter Maxwell Bailey, which he recorded in an Airbnb all in one shot. … Continue reading

Andy’s Best Things, 2018 Halftime Edition

Andy’s Best Things, 2018 Halftime Edition


June has arrived, and also it’s about to end, the month-long worldwide celebrations of my birthday winding down* as I settle into my new age-number and look ahead to the rest of the year**. Thus, this, my Best Things halftime report, expanded once more from merely a ranking of film and TV to include music, … Continue reading

“Lillie Mae: Music In Her Blood”

“Lillie Mae: Music In Her Blood”


Boston Calling isn’t over yet! I mean: It is. But I still have coverage to share, so it sort of isn’t? Anyway, I wrote a profile of the very great, super talented Lillie Mae Rische for Paste Magazine after chatting with her about how life’s treated her since releasing Forever and Then Some in 2017, her … Continue reading

“Boston Calling Wrap-Up”

“Boston Calling Wrap-Up”


Well, I did it. I survived my first Boston Calling, which is my first music festival (covered as a member of the press), and also the second festival I’ve covered this year (of three festivals total, the third one being a beer fest coming up this July).  There’s a lot to say about Boston Calling, … Continue reading

“Boston Calling Preview”

“Boston Calling Preview”


So: I’m writing about music now, too. Don’t give me that look. I know you ostensibly “visit my blog” to “read about movies and television,” and that “my brand is all over the fucking place,” but the reality is this: Freelancing about the movies is great, but really hard, because every asshole who’s sat through a … Continue reading

Andy’s Best Things, 2017 Edition

Andy’s Best Things, 2017 Edition


As usual, as I do each year (each year, at least, since first creating this blog), and as you expect me to do, I have compiled my top ten list for 2017. Also as usual, that list includes five honorable mentions. Not at all as usual, I’ve generously expanded this annual enterprise to include two of … Continue reading