Despite my recent history in marketing and PR, I spent a considerable portion of my career prior to that as an arts journalist. I am happy to report that I'm dipping my toes into those waters again, thanks to Stir. For the curious, here's everything I have written for Stir to date: Agatha Christie-style mystery … Continue reading stirring things up
The starling effect returns—again!
My band is playing another show, and if you're going to be in Vancouver next Thursday, I would love to see you there. For full details, please visit the Facebook event page. Here's a taste of what we sound like:
The Georgia straight sells out (again) while others create a stir
Last time the Georgia Straight changed hands, a large chunk of the editorial department was let go. A few of the former Straight staffers subsequently launched their own web-based venture called Stir, which has become a bastion of local arts coverage in Vancouver.
from the archives: Perfect pussy thrives on feedback and chaos (2014)
I offer to refrain from reporting any of this—including the part where he describes bassist Greg Ambler as “a fucking asshole”, but Sutkus responds with a nonchalant “Oh, I don’t care if you do.” So there it is.
self-promotion, part two
Need a dazzling bio or web copy for your band? I have 20-plus years of experience as a professional music journalist with stints in public relations and marketing. For several years I also ran an indie music label, writing all the artist bios and other promotional material and landing the bands coverage in national and … Continue reading self-promotion, part two
Self-promotion, part one
Do you need a copy editor to make your copy sparkle? As a professional writer and editor with over two decades of experience, I will help you polish your copy until it sparkles.Whether you need someone to give your work a quick surface read-through or a substantive edit, I can help you elevate your writing … Continue reading Self-promotion, part one
My new(-ish) job
On May 2 of this year, I started a new job as the in-house copywriter at PressReader. This is my first real marketing position, after years in journalism and a stint in public relations. so that's pretty exciting. What is PressReader, you ask? You'll find a more complete explanation here, but PressReader's main product is … Continue reading My new(-ish) job
The starling effect returns
After a two-year hiatus from live performances (thanks to a certain global pandemic that shall remain unnamed), my band will be playing a show in the New Year. February 12 at the Princeton Pub in Vancouver, to be specific, along with Hotel Empress and Doom Cocoon. More details as I get them. Peep the poster … Continue reading The starling effect returns
Back in the music-writer saddle: mother mother
When I worked at the Georgia Straight, I wrote about music. A lot. It was one of my main beats. Since then, I have done very little writing about music, but thanks to the Vancouver Guardian, I recently had the chance to write a short article about local-band-made-good Mother Mother. Check it out. I have … Continue reading Back in the music-writer saddle: mother mother
“Christmas Hobgoblins”: A holiday tune by Stars of Stone
Just a little instrumental track my son and I concocted for your festive listening. Bonus points to anyone who knows what the title references. Stars of Stone · Christmas Hobgoblins