From the Vault

Veruca Salt of the Earth


I work at a bar and play my music through the speakers. It can really generate some great conversation with customers. It can also create confusion, hatred and some stink eye. One day, half way through my playlist called “bad…

8 Years Gone: The National "Alligator"


Reading about Australian work holiday visas, sorting cue cards into personal value piles, learning that all art in the ’80s was either about AIDS or Reagan: These are some of the things that I’ve been doing while putting off writing about…

Mingus: Giving Zero Fucks


Intro to Music by Mood: Music is one of those human experience universalities found in the same tier as hunger, emotion and death. Modern humans have been raging up and down the pentatonic scale for tens of thousands of years – probably…