Confessions of a Curator: How One Longtime Music Critic Gets the Job Done

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This was a fun and unique project. Third Bridge Creative, a fantastic content solutions and creative agency based in San Francisco, asked me to write an essay on my evolution as music writer, content curator and digital media specialist. The piece spans 20-plus years of professional history, from my first bylines in Western Michigan University’s college newspaper to detailing the ins and outs of building playlists for streaming services. You can read it here.

Fat Possum Keeps It Real for 25 Years

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Music streaming service Rhapsody International recently published my 1,500-word spotlight on Fat Possum Records, one of America’s most vital independent record labels. The influence they have exerted on the evolution of modern blues, garage rock and indie is staggering. The piece was a blast to write as it gave me a chance to interview co-founder Matthew Johnson, a fantastic storyteller and unique individual. Give it a read here.

A Visual History of The Beatles

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To coincide with the world debut of The Beatles’ catalog on Rhapsody International (December 24), I collaborated with the design team on a slide show chronicling their artistic evolution between the years 1962 and ’70. I wrote the copy for each slide. Trying to capture the unique magic and cultural impact of rock’s most popular group while adhering to strict word counts was a challenging yet utterly thrilling project. I’m very proud of how it turned out. You can explore it here.