Category: Music


Women in Rock

Summer 2001, late night, at a sidewalk café in my hometown with a table of friends, one of whom was then dating the bass player of one of my favorite bands. The bass player was nice, genuinely so, and funny, and we were all a little drunk, I think, and somehow I got to talking to him about writing. I’d finished a draft of … Read More Women in Rock


The First Part

I think the first time I ever saw the word Superchunk, it was written on the spine of a cassette tape at Camelot Records in the Asheville Mall. In high school, I spent a lot of time just hanging out in the “Alternative” section. “Alternative” in those days meant “Not Classic Rock, Poison, or Paula Abdul” and had yet to become synonymous with “Bands … Read More The First Part