As a composer and a music critic, I listen to immense amounts of religious music, easily far more than the mass of Christianists.  And I probably listen to more Hip-Hop too.  So I don’t think a lightning bolt is going to strike me down as I write that it would have to be a white, Christian rapper to be the one  who cannot stay in tune even while using Auto-Tune! For Christ’s sake . . .

Update: Yep, still here.

More update: Also, sleeping until 10:00am?  Try being a productive member of society rather than a lazy moocher.


I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.


  • What do you suppose is the fascination with annoying the elderly?

    • I wonder about the same thing. Maybe Jesus told him it was okay to be a delinquent?

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