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In Search of Nirvana: Why Nirvana: The True Story Could Never Be ‘True’

In Search of Nirvana: Why Nirvana: The True Story Could Never Be ‘True’

In my book Nirvana: The True Story (2006), I undertake an autoethnographical…

So boring I forgot what I was going to type | the collected Facebook War On Drugs vitriol

So boring I forgot what I was going to type | the collected Facebook War On Drugs vitriol

This one started quite innocuously. A simple and well-liked comment on Facebook,…

The last baby boom rocker | Your thoughts on Tom Petty

The last baby boom rocker | Your thoughts on Tom Petty

Top 5. Shut up if you’re gonna start a diss thread here.…

When nice people make horrible music | the collected Facebook Foo Fighters vitriol

When nice people make horrible music | the collected Facebook Foo Fighters vitriol

This band certainly attracts a lot of opinions. I asked the question Why…

The people have spoken | The greatest band of the grunge era

The people have spoken | The greatest band of the grunge era

Grunge began in 1990 when my previous girlfriend broke my heart by…

Conversations about music criticism | Does Collapse Board help propagate stereotypes of women in music?

Conversations about music criticism | Does Collapse Board help propagate stereotypes of women in music?

Earlier today, Lee posted an interesting review of the Klara Lewis EP…

The people have spoken | 10 great discoveries from Collapse Board

The people have spoken | 10 great discoveries from Collapse Board

I ain’t sayin’ we’re always first. In fact, I know damn well…

Conversations about music criticism | Does writing ‘Bedroom Suck sucks’ suck?

Conversations about music criticism | Does writing ‘Bedroom Suck sucks’ suck?

We had a bit of a set-to the other night on the…

The people have spoken | 10 great songs from 2014-5

The people have spoken | 10 great songs from 2014-5

When I say “people”, I mean Collapse Board readers. But that’s OK,…

Why do you like Sleater-Kinney?

Why do you like Sleater-Kinney?

Methinks thou dost project too much. Because Janet Weiss is their drummer.…

Why do you like The Go-Betweens?

Why do you like The Go-Betweens?

Ask a simple question… Too hard; the all too rare ability to…

Bedroom Suck doesn’t | five years on

Bedroom Suck doesn’t | five years on

Music that doesn’t suck. There’s a Bedroom Suck compilation out: BSR5. It’s…

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