on stigma and staying afloat

I spent a handful of years as a touring musician. The extent to which I toured was minimal compared to the real ones that have committed to the lifestyle, but nonetheless I made a brief go at it. About halfway through my first tour of any real substance I realized that I hated almost everything…

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rage against the machine to reunite, remind everyone that america is up to some bad shit

The best band on earth is back, and this time it’s actually worth the hype. Rage Against the Machine, a band known for being very political and also very good, is coming back for a series of shows along the US-Mexico border next year. After the last countdown and news of a possible reunion, fans…

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jesus didn’t want to be king

The idea that Jesus should be worshiped like a powerful monarch is tired and actually antithetical to everything that he was about. Human beings love having someone or something to worship. It is a way for us to find purpose, a reason to get up in the morning and make it through the day. If…

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idles live at le bataclan is everything that music should be

“Long live the open-minded and long live the moment.” There is no band more important right now than Bristol, UK punk band Idles. A perfect combination of hard work, punk rock ethos, and social awareness comprises the fabric of an act that seems to be only beginning their meteoric rise to rock and roll royalty.…

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the opportunistic faith of kanye west

It’s hard to be surprised by anything that the West/Kardashian empire does, but the full embrace of white evangelical Christianity is a little much, even for them. It’s probably proper of me to start by saying that I don’t love Kanye West. In fact, I don’t even like Kanye West. I have made several attempts…

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keep trying- a guide for dads that feel bad all the time

Cliché alert: The day that I met my first child was simultaneously the most amazing and terrifying day of my young life. I had no business being a dad at that point in my life. 24 years old, newly married, stubbornly opposed to exploring reconciliation with my own father… but nonetheless convinced that I could…

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