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.
Hayes McMullan: Everyday Seem Like Murder Here | 20 Feb 2017 // 8:20 PM
A window into an earlier time. Plain and simple: any serious fan of the Delta blues will want this record.
Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Hillbilly Blues | 13 Feb 2017 // 8:15 PM
The historical reframing and high quality of re-mastering make this and other Rough Guide early music collections well worth the time and investment.