I am kicking off 2013 with my the publication of my first music essay, appearing in Utter Magazine. "Cooley's Law of Gravity" examines the songwriting of Drive-By Trucker's singer and guitarist Mike Cooley to consider whether the mystery of great pop music can be solved with repeated listening.
Utter Magazine is a new online journal with a thematic focus on voice and sound. The editors search for work " with deep rumblings, with vibrations, with motion." Two issues--comprised of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as well as artwork in full color--are available on the site. Thank you to editors P.J. Williams and Kir Jordan for selecting the essay!