A big part of my nature (and both of my current jobs) is to advocate for various under-the-radar culture. I'm always trying to expose my friends to my favorite art and discover new experiences to enjoy with them.
I USED to do a podcast with my best friend for 91.5 WBEZ...but that got cancelled. We interviewed Ian Mackaye, Zola Jesus, Mick Collins, Freddie Gibbs and Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females. Take a listen to our only 20 episode season here:
Jams: Total Control, Lust For Youth, Future, Vexx, Coneheads, Arca, Negative Scanner, FKA Twigs, Downtown Boys, Blood Orange, Puce Mary, EMA, Julianna Barwick, HOAX, Cosmic Church, Ultrademon, Teitanblood, Three 6 Mafia, Majical Cloudz, Kelela, Sky Ferreira, Tink, Perfect Pussy, Oneohtrix Point Never, Priests, Savages, Vår, The Coneheads, White Lung, Gene Clark, G.L.O.S.S., Angel Olsen, Merle Haggard, J Dilla, Sleaford Mods, Priests, The-Dream, Burial, Grouper, Boredoms, Lou Reed, Raspberry Bulbs, The Wipers, King Louie, Kate Bush, Blitz, Silver Jews, SubRosa, John Luther Adams, The Haxan Cloak, Neko Case, Pleasure Leftists, Cultes des Ghoules, Will Oldham, Laurel Halo, Aaliyah, Frankie Rose, PJ Harvey, Kevin Gates, Cairo Gang, Orange Juice, Johnny Paycheck,Prurient, Miranda Lambert, Chief Keef, Waxahatchee, Charley Patton, U.S. Girls, La Monte Young, Skip James, John Fahey, Hank Williams, Wax Idols, The Replacements, SUNN O))), Radar Eyes, Destruction Unit, St. Vincent, LCD Soundsystem, Gustav Mahler, Group Inerane, Jesu, Neneh Cherry, Tom T. Hall, Supreme Cuts, Swans, Ornette Coleman, Lou Harrison, Iceage, Thin Lizzy, Billy Childish, Shoes, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Arctic Flowers, The Fall, The Gun Club, Edwin Birdsong, Kevin Coyne, Sun Ra, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Freddie Gibbs, Make Believe, Azita, Lil' Wayne, George Jones, Factory Floor
Books: I have a column reviewing music books for Pitchfork, so I'm pretty deep into artist biographies (Crass, Rick James) and Michaelangelos Matos' book about the history of EDM. Next, I'm on to the Neil Gaiman book about Duran Duran--I know, right-- and maybe the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer.
Story of The Eye/Bataille
Slouching Towards Bethlehem/Didion
Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York/Sante
Lincoln/David Herbert Donald
The Summer Game/Angell
Viking Portable Dorothy Parker
The Big Sleep/Chandler
A Visit From the Goon Squad/Egan
Young Mr. Lincoln
2001: A Space Odyssey
Don't Look Back
The Night Porter
The Sorrow and the Pity
Some Like It Hot
A Night at the Opera
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Red Riding Trilogy
The Young Ones
The West Wing
Game of Thrones
Top of The Lake
2) good books
3) white cowboy boots
6) my grandpa's hat
2) The city's best spots for chocolate milkshakes.
3) Future DJ sets! (And DJ sets where I play nothing but Future.)
4) Where is Hedi Slimane going after Saint Laurent Paris?
5) Will I ever be able to afford clothes designed by Hedi Silmane?
...you hear the siren song of Village Discount and Salvation Army and are interested in doing some thrifting. I'm looking for some new clothes, and having a 'yea/nea vote' would be super helpful...
You want to help me find out who makes the best Michelada in town.