This blog is kind of a workshop for me, words scattered around like sawdust on the floor, pieces everywhere, some finished, some in progress, some going absolutely nowhere. A lot are ideas I might expand on later, or might trash. Who knows. Sorry about the mess.
What I’ve done, though, is take a lot of finished product, stuff I think is actually pretty good, polished ‘em up all shiny and proofed and put them together in the Selected Pieces category. If I were you that’s where I’d head and not bother with the rest. The stuff there should give you an idea of what I’m about. If not, there’s a bloated autobiography page.
However, if you’re looking for jazz stuff only–I was the jazz guy at the LA Weekly for years–try here. For music that ain’t jazz try here. For vestiges of my ancient punk rock life try here. There’s a collection of liner notes here. Confessions of a hipster’s life here. A non-hipster’s life here. Me trying to be funny here. And trying to seem serious here. There’s a few other categories in the drop down menu. Don Heckman has posted a bunch of my stuff on his International Review of Music here, including the fairly notorious diatribe Don dubbed “Keeping It Real”, parts 1 and 2 And a few others have popped up on the LA Beat site here, one piece of which I didn’t even know was public.. It wasn’t supposed to be..