The Good Listener
Apr 10, 2014 — Your musical wisdom greatly exceeds that of the folks around you. How do you use that power wisely?
Apr 3, 2014 — Is the nature of an anthem that it should span multiple generations or define them?
Mar 27, 2014 — Is festival fatigue the first sign of an encroaching spiral into desiccation and death? Or is it natural to hit a point in life where you don't feel like it anymore?
Mar 6, 2014 — Is SXSW just for industry pros and rich music fans? Or can someone on a budget make it worthwhile? We run through the pros, cons and opportunities that come with attending the festival on the cheap.
Feb 21, 2014 — How should a reader deal with the guilt of abandoning what used to be her most beloved musicians?
Feb 14, 2014 — How do you share good music without giving the impression that you're "trying to say something"?
Feb 7, 2014 — You're putting together a dance for teenagers. What kind of music best reflects their adolescence?
Jan 31, 2014 — It's largely accepted as truth that Starship's 1985 song "We Built This City" is the worst atrocity in all of music, in all of time. But we can do better — or worse, depending on how you look at it.
Jan 24, 2014 — A reader discovers Devendra Banhart eight albums into his career. Where's a new fan supposed to begin?
Jan 16, 2014 — Songs are like relationships: Some burn hot before fizzling out, while others stay with us forever.