Summer’s basically here. I can taste it. Spent my Memorial Day Weekend in the green bounty of Vermont. The minute my train rode into Vermont’s green border, the smile on my face couldn’t be removed. Managed to get a little work done while I was there, though —

Wrote an 8+ for Ear Farm on the intersection of music, emotion and memory, in relation to the Akron/Family song, “Italy.”

I woke up after 4 hours of sleep to talk about being sleepy for the Contrast Podcast.

And I gave St. Vincent’s new album, Actor, a big ol’ kiss on Popdose despite the rocky performance the other week.

Laura Nyro & Labelle: “Nowhere To Run” (download)