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Over 4th of July Weekend, I took a break from the festivities to interview comedienne Tig Notaro, whom you might know from The Sarah Silverman Program, Community or This American Life. She is currently at work on a memoir discussing the hellish four-month period in which she broke up with her girlfriend, lost her mother and was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Considering this was all just last summer, Tig is doing amazingly well at the moment. In fact, aside her from her forthcoming memoir, she has two documentaries on the way, one revolving around her upcoming stand-up tour and the other touching on her battle with cancer. As a longtime fan, I am extremely happy to see other people finally appreciating Tig’s work. Her success is well-deserved.

Tig Notaro Is Cancer-Free And Wants To Tell Jokes In Your Living Room [LA Weekly]



For this week’s LA Weekly music feature, I wrote about Local Natives and their terrific new album Hummingbird, which is out next week. When I first heard the new songs at the Satellite last fall, I immediately noticed a difference in tone from their first album. So, as always, it was an interesting journey tracking where those changes originated from.
Local Natives’ Big Vaulted Ceilings

For this week’s LA Weekly music feature, I wrote about Local Natives and their terrific new album Hummingbird, which is out next week. When I first heard the new songs at the Satellite last fall, I immediately noticed a difference in tone from their first album. So, as always, it was an interesting journey tracking where those changes originated from.

Local Natives’ Big Vaulted Ceilings



Quit Hating On Kings of Leon, Even If You Disliked “Sex On Fire”

My first article of 2013 is up over at LA Weekly. I wrote about Kings of Leon for the ‘Fuck Guilty Pleasures’ column. 



My 10 Best Articles of 2012



Nice, my photo made it to the fuckyeahspoon Tumblr page. Check out my review of Divine Fits’ first LA show via the link below. Not one of my best, but the interview couldn’t have gone better.  Look out for that next week. 
fuckyeahspoon:

Photo by Aaron Frank fro LA Weekly

Nice, my photo made it to the fuckyeahspoon Tumblr page. Check out my review of Divine Fits’ first LA show via the link below. Not one of my best, but the interview couldn’t have gone better.  Look out for that next week. 

fuckyeahspoon:

Photo by Aaron Frank fro LA Weekly



Here’s a clip from my interview with Danny Brown over at LA Weekly
There’s a lot of graphic detail in your lyrics on XXX. What was the most difficult thing for you to rap about? 
The most difficult rhyme is me saying “Left behind a daughter that don’t even really know him,” and that just, that sucks because we’re with each other all the time, but it’s more so that the relationship has changed. Me and her mom aren’t together anymore, and when I was in situation where I could be around her all the time, I didn’t have money and I couldn’t really support her. Now that I do have money and I can support her a little better, I have no time to be with her.

Here’s a clip from my interview with Danny Brown over at LA Weekly

There’s a lot of graphic detail in your lyrics on XXX. What was the most difficult thing for you to rap about?

The most difficult rhyme is me saying “Left behind a daughter that don’t even really know him,” and that just, that sucks because we’re with each other all the time, but it’s more so that the relationship has changed. Me and her mom aren’t together anymore, and when I was in situation where I could be around her all the time, I didn’t have money and I couldn’t really support her. Now that I do have money and I can support her a little better, I have no time to be with her.



finished transcribing my interview with Danny Brown. it should be up later this week.
loudneighbors:

Danny Brown

finished transcribing my interview with Danny Brown. it should be up later this week.

loudneighbors:

Danny Brown

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Here’s a clip from my interview with Mikal Cronin up over at LAWeekly.com:
"A lot of the bands I really love right now and listen to a lot are  friends of mine — broke San Francisco bands and musicians are really  great right now. I think probably the best live band right now is Thee  Oh Sees and there’s a band up here called Grass Widow that makes a lot  of beautiful music, and my friend Ty Segall. A lot of inspiration just  comes from the stuff my friends are doing. There’s a lot of talent going  around right now. I meet a lot of great bands on tour that are really  inspiring too, but there’s a lot to digest just in San Francisco."

Here’s a clip from my interview with Mikal Cronin up over at LAWeekly.com:

"A lot of the bands I really love right now and listen to a lot are friends of mine — broke San Francisco bands and musicians are really great right now. I think probably the best live band right now is Thee Oh Sees and there’s a band up here called Grass Widow that makes a lot of beautiful music, and my friend Ty Segall. A lot of inspiration just comes from the stuff my friends are doing. There’s a lot of talent going around right now. I meet a lot of great bands on tour that are really inspiring too, but there’s a lot to digest just in San Francisco."