Every so often, I update my online portfolio to keep track of my music/cultural criticism and journalism. I finally updated it for 2014 and in doing so, I briefly revisited some of the stories from the year that I’m most proud of. Thought I’d share these in case you missed them the first time around.
Gimme The Beat (Box): The Journey Of The Drum Machine
For NPR’s Morning Edition (January 17, 2014)
The Internet and the R&B Upgrade
(Profile of The Internet)
For KCET’s Artbound (April 7, 2014)
The Secret To This Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pork Is In The (Soy) Sauce
(Found Recipes story)
For NPR’s All Things Considered (September 18, 2014)
Records Donâ€™t Love You Back: In Search of Lost 78s
(Book Review of Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the Worldâ€™s Rarest 78rpm Records)
For L.A. Review of Books (October 15, 2014)
The Amanda Petrusich book was a fine read. I’m not much of a blues guy nor do I have many 78’s but I enjoyed the depth of her research and could relate on more than a few collecting quirks. Recommended book!!!