Oh, LO! I have been writing my facial features off! HERE ARE SOME (not all) OF MY MORE RECENT JAMS FOR YOU TO READ.
I wrote an essay on 2011: the year dubstep became a thing in the legit American mainstream (instead of just the thing that American bass fiends fight with each other over on Dubstepforum). Obviously some maniac left a long, angry comment about how I suck because I only wrote about the mainstream (even though that was the point of the article), which was pretty great, though I wish he (def a he) had invoked Jesus and God more. Read that over at MTV Hive, and also be sure to check the infographic I made with stellar graphic designer friend Ho-Mui Wong.
Oh, that thing was part of a series I’m doing for MTV Hive on some of the year’s best electronic dance music. One more essay TK in that one, but til then, the others: one on Night Slugs, the amazing UK label run by Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990, who are great but even greater because their girlfriends are like even THAT much cooler than they are if that’s possible (girlcrush central!). Then this one over here on Rustie’s Glass Swords, which was my absolute number one album of the year not least of which because it reminded me of Cameo’s wang-armor. (And because the album cover looks like two glorious crystal-men touching boners, about to penetrate an eager a-hole. [Or vag I guess but I like the dude-boner narrative more.])
I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff for Spin, particularly since my Odd Future cover story (more on that in a separate post), often related to said cover story, including this uncut Q&A with Tyler, the Creator, and a Q&A with the Internet (the outre supergroup consisting of Matt Martians and Syd the Kyd). Also, reviewed their album. Additionally: my reviews of Rihanna’s new album and of Amy Winehouse’s posthumous release.
And, as ever, I write two pieces a week at Alternet about pop culture’s intersection with politics (my author feed). Most recent/end of year-related: 10 Pop Monstrosities That Almost Destroyed Culture in 2011 (AYN RAND AND BRUNO MARS, TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME). Also, cop our Occupy Wall Street book! Crucial to understanding the movement from zygote to now. Non-profit!
I SWEAR MY NEXT POST WILL READ LESS LIKE A RESUME, BUT YOU KNOW, HUSTLE HARD slash YOLO and WHATNOT.