Thursday, August 26, 2004


Here's one more new bit of rockcrit from the Cleveland Scene: Lamb of God/Mastodon.

Both those albums come out on Tuesday; dig in the couch cushions 'n' go get 'em.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004


The publisher has pushed my book's release back from Spring 05 to Fall 05.

I am of two minds.

Sure, I'd like to get the thing out there as soon as possible. I spent almost 18 months writing it - it would be nice to let some folks read it, y'know?

But on the other hand, end-of-year publication means Christmastime publicity in jazz rags, which helps with sales. Plus, I now have that much more time to polish it until it's a gleaming diamond bullet.

So, I guess I'm okay with this.

In the meantime, I'm gonna keep working on The Next Book.

Just to keep this page active, maybe I'll start dribbling out more info about that soon.

One thing I will definitely do is start linking to my freelance pieces, if and when they show up online.

Here are a few:

C.Aarme, from the Village Voice a couple of weeks back

Yes and Dream Theater, from the Cleveland Scene

The Scorpions, from