A Range Life

I never got a chance to see Pavement before they broke up. The band’s contentious separation seemed to ensure that anyone who missed out the first time around wouldn’t get a chance to rectify that mistake, and for the most part, that has been the case. Pavement has only officially and fully reunited over one … Continue reading A Range Life


The Power of Payola in Dark Times

So I was sitting at my desk organizing some things when all of a sudden I became uncomfortably pissed off about how it’s possible for the country I live in to be led by a petty, hate-packed TV president who talks down to people when he talks to them at all. This isn’t really anything … Continue reading The Power of Payola in Dark Times

A Case for Music as the Very Best Thing, Vol. 1

Today I was tripping around headlines on my phone when I came across a news story on Pitchfork announcing that Strand of Oaks chairman Tim Showalter would be serving as Magnolia Electric Company's frontman for the band's upcoming tour to celebrate the brilliant songs of its deceased leader Jason Molina. Molina passed away in 2013, … Continue reading A Case for Music as the Very Best Thing, Vol. 1