July 08, 2009


I got asked to do a little guest-blogging for the Powells book blog. I think I was supposed to write about the book, or writing, or something that lent itself to promotionability. Instead, I repurposed this essay/review I wrote about the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Micachu records, glamour and the purpose of pop in the Obama era for The American Prospect that never ran. I just took out all the parts about those records, and so it's about as close to an Op-Ed as I will ever get. You can read it here. Not sure it's gonna help me draw 13 yr old readers in PDX, but alas. The Micachu part is in the Reader this week, and you will just have to guess the shape of my pity for the YYY's DOA capitalist badtime.

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