0Posted on Dec 21st, 2012 | re: The 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs (50 comments)

I’d add in the Boy least Likely To’s Christmas repertoire. I mean, “Jingle My Bells”? Cheeky. :)

 0Posted on Dec 20th, 2012 | re: Hello! From Your New Staff Writer (50 comments)

Cheers, Claire. Looking forward to reading your stuff!

 0Posted on Dec 17th, 2012 | re: Q&A: Tracey Thorn Talks About Christmas Music, More (5 comments)

Such a lovely and surprising record. Tracey seems like just the kind of musician I’d love to chat with over a cuppa tea.

 -1Posted on Nov 6th, 2012 | re: Top 10 Rock Operas That Deserve A Stage Adaptation (51 comments)

Decemberists’ “Hazards of Love,” anyone?

And OK, I’ll be the one to make the case for “The Black Parade.” Two words: Liza Minelli.

Also, let’s throw Smashing Pumpkins’ “Machina” and Princess Superstar’s “My Machine” in there, too.

 +3Posted on Sep 21st, 2012 | re: Check Out James Franco's New Band, Daddy (13 comments)

I feel really wrong and dirty for actually liking this. Like I need a shower. With James Franco. :)

 +1Posted on Sep 13th, 2012 | re: Kaki King - "Great Round Burn" (1 comments)

*salivates* So ace!

 +4Posted on Sep 7th, 2012 | re: Amy Millan Talks Stars' Excellent New Album, The North (2 comments)

“Unconventional doesn’t mean dysfunctional.”

I want a shirt that says this! God, I freaking love this band.

 +2Posted on Sep 7th, 2012 | re: Sonic Youth Albums From Worst To Best (101 comments)

Aw, man, “Experimental Jet Set” is the album that got me into Sonic Youth. Wish it were higher. But I realize with such an immense discography, this list wasn’t going to please everyone.

- waiting breathlessly for the SY catalog to get even bigger, but that’s probably not gonna happen. Sigh.

 +6Posted on Sep 5th, 2012 | re: Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012 (18 comments)

Megan – for the record, the dance tent was a wonky experience. The comedy was hit or miss (I really did not need to hear David Cross vividly describe a colonic), and the DJs in general were playing for the wrong crowd. Tanlines knocked it outta the park, though!

Aaron, my condolences to you and yours. For some reason, folks tend to forget that rock journalists are people, too, and sometimes speaking of your own experience is called for, even necessary. May peace find you.

 0Posted on Aug 16th, 2012 | re: Green Day - "Oh Love" Video (3 comments)

Billie Joe has never looked better. :D