I just finished up the last few pages of John Fahey’s How Bluegrass Music Destroyed My Life and—whew!—what a great book. It’s out of print through Drag City (I was lucky enough to stumble across a copy at the bookstore where I work), but if you can get your hands on it for a reasonable […]

Just finished reading Pamela Des Barres‘ I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie. Highly recommended. She’s a truly terrific and inspiring writer. Here’s a note she wrote (but never sent) to Chris Hillman (of The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers) when she was 17: I am here, sitting. I have just seen a ridiculous man, […]

UVA’s The Declaration has an interview up with my good friend and sometimes-bandmate David Benson. It’s a really great read, and an excellent look at David’s ongoing and constantly morphing musical project, DBB Plays Cups.