I watch a weird movie about João Gilberto. In it, an obsessed nerd stalks the Brazilian legend around Rio and other places he’s lived. He talks to friends who haven’t seen the man in person in a decade or longer. He’s following in the footsteps of another fanatic who did the same without success, then diedContinue reading “Saudade”

My Process

The only way I learn is by wrecking. Since relaunching my interview podcast a few months back, it’s been one thing after another. I can’t leave well enough alone. After spending long days migrating dozens of episodes going back four years from one hosting platform to another, I didn’t like the layout in the newContinue reading “My Process”


This is what happened the first and only time I went to Pitchfork Music Festival. I don’t like music outside or crowds or summer. I never have. There are usually a couple bands I’m interested in, but not enough to wait through ten I don’t care about while roasting in July misery in a sea ofContinue reading “Pitchfork”