Ed Whitelock is a professor of English at Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA, just 106 miles southwest of Philomath. He is co-author, with David Janssen, of Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music (2009) from the PopMatters imprint of Soft Skull Press.
Plugging In and Loosening Up: An Interview With Richard Shindell | 24 Oct 2016 // 8:00 PM
Shindell is an influential figure in the Fast Folk genre, and with the release of his 10th album, spoke to PopMatters about the long and ultimately rewarding process of creating Careless.
Divine Resurrection: An Interview with Divine Weeks' Bill See | 19 May 2016 // 9:00 PM
One of the late '80s L.A. scene's most promising and uncompromising bands have reconvened to demonstrate their relevance to the here and now. Lead singer Bill See talks about avoiding nostalgia while remaining engaged in an ongoing spiritual and artistic quest.
Queen: Queen on Air - The Complete BBC Radio Sessions (Deluxe 6-CD Edition) | 1 Dec 2016 // 8:20 PM
These leaner versions of well-known tracks showcase a version of Queen with less pomp but plenty of circumstance.
King Creosote: Astronaut Meets Appleman | 7 Nov 2016 // 1:24 AM
Kenny Anderson, the mad pop genius behind the King Creosote moniker, begins his sixth decade of existence with this loosely cohesive, moderately trippy, and deeply enjoyable record.