Category Archives: On…

On writing and the instability of words (briefly)

“One time, I was driving from some party and a friend of mine’s girlfriend (or maybe just some girl he was fucking) who I had just met maybe two hours before, remarked on the skepticism that seemed to soak my … Continue reading

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On Kanye vs. Diddy

One of the lower-key debates (perhaps it only seemed low-key because I’ve essentially been in music-blog detox for the last two weeks) that ushered out the year in music concerned Kanye’s Mega Epic vs. Diddy’s Mega Epic. Alex MacPherson (a … Continue reading

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On Idiosyncrasy, Part 2: a model in action

Listening to Skipp Coon and Mr. Nick has prompted me to follow up my previous pieces in the series (here, regarding Yelawolf, and here, regarding Rob Roy). Peep “drift,” “angels & demons” and “when i grow up” from Skipp and … Continue reading

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On Limitations and Idiosyncrasies, Part 1.5: We don’t really do that “new new” ’round these parts…

And this isn’t really “new” per se–I believe the song was released sometime in fall ’09 and this video dropped in February–but it came to me in an e-mail and has been steadily growing on me over the last few … Continue reading

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On Rich Boy and the Voice as an Instrument, Part 1

The arrival of this piece was prophesied long ago, in the bygone days of November 2009. Enjoy Part I of the Rich Boy Manifesto. If you’ve spent any time reading YML over the last few months, it should be evident … Continue reading

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On Empire State of Mind…Again…

I’ve wanted to put this up for a while, but I’ve been too lazy to actually finish it. I’m not sure there’s much more that needs to be said. Is this song still alive? I don’t know. It won’t die … Continue reading

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On Limitations, Yelawolf, and Idiosyncrasies

At last, another long form piece! I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with baited breath. Be sure to stay tuned for an interview with Yelawolf that will be going up tomorrow, which will serve as a nice complement to this … Continue reading

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