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Vulture’s “All 314 Bruce Springsteen Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best”

Posted on 13 September 2016 (0)


Late last year, an editor I was working with at Vulture asked me if I was interested in taking on the assignment of ranking and rating all of Bruce Springsteen’s songs, similar to other major ranking projects they have on their site. I immediately said “yes.” I like hard assignments that take me out of my comfort zone and give me a chance to go deep.

We deliberated a bit on what made the list — no covers, only officially released songs — and I went to work.

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Fact-checking Martin Scorsese’s “Vinyl” on HBO

Posted on 29 March 2016 (0)

It would have been good if I’d remembered to post about this sooner, but suddenly it’s Episode 7. Over at Salon I’ve been recapping “Vinyl” each week from a music fact checking perspective. If you know me, this is basically the equivalent of “sitting next to Caryn while she’s watching a music documentary.” If you don’t, you get to have this delightful experience in writing form. Best way to follow along is my author page over at Salon; posts go up every Monday morning.

(This is not a debate about whether or not the show is good. I’m not addressing that, I’m just critiquing the music history and what they get right or wrong.)

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Bowie Tributes

Posted on 20 January 2016 (0)

Rounding up my work following the man’s passing:

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Latest Work

Posted on 19 December 2015 (0)

BROOOOOCE TV: The Best Bruce Springsteen Television Moments



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The Ties That Bind – Coverage

Posted on 08 December 2015 (0)

Salon: Springsteen worked slow for a reason: New “Ties That Bind” box set chronicles the fascinating and frustrating road to “The River” and also “Trouble in the heartland,” indeed: See Bruce Springsteen get political on the day after Reagan’s election in this amazing concert film

Vulture: Tracklisting the Single-Album Version of Bruce Springsteen’s The River/The Ties That Bind That Could’ve, Should’ve Been – in which I try my hand at sequencing a single-album version of TTTB.

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Springsteen’s Most Memorable NYC Shows

Posted on 04 December 2015 (0)

I’m a freakin media syndicate these days.

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Dylan’s Best NYC Shows

Posted on 27 November 2015 (0)

The next installment in my series for the Voice of best NYC shows is Mr. Dylan: HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT BOB DYLAN’S BEST NYC CONCERTS.

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Patti Smith’s Most Memorable NYC Gigs

Posted on 09 November 2015 (0)

My latest for the Village Voice: PATTI SMITH’S MOST NOTABLE NEW YORK CITY GIGS. This was quite the research project / rabbit hole, but a very enjoyable one.

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Patti Smith & Horses Turns 40

Posted on 22 October 2015 (0)

I went to Paris for the opening show of the tour, on Arthur Rimbaud’s birthday. I will write a longer more personal piece on it soon (like tomorrow) but here’s my report for the Village Voice. Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 7.09.47 PM

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New Writing In The Village Voice

Posted on 09 October 2015 (0)

Two pieces in the Voice today: a review of the Television show in Brooklyn last night, and the one I’m particularly proud of, a guide to the (mostly vanished) landmarks mentioned in Patti Smith’s Just Kids.

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