Monday, June 13, 2011

I Am the Alphabet



Finally got a chance to talk about Black Moth Super Rainbow's awesome Dandelion Gum on the occasion of its deluxe reissue. Read the review here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Documentary Mixtape



555 Enterprises long ago dissolved into a series of links about keeping up with whatever I'm writing and whoever's dying any given week, but I've started a new blog with original writing on it and I hope you will all keep it in your blogroll as I do promise to make it as interesting as possible.

The series is called Documentary Mixtape and it is a series of essays devoted to every single song on 28 (so far) mix CD-Rs that I've made, each one representing one year of my life. The earlier years promise to be both intensely personal and somewhat not at all, but each essay will mix personal recollections with historical and sonic surveys of the artists and songs in question.

You can find more about the impetus behind this blog in the opening essay here.

And you can read the first essay on the first song of the first mixtape, Bing Crosby's "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby)" here.

Monday, June 6, 2011