Despite the profile picture, Dave Bloom is not much of a guitarist. He's a decent rock drummer, though, and sporadically writes about other people who hit things at http://drumtumblr.tumblr.com. He writes about music, culture, politics, librarianship, and other stuff at http://davebloom.tumblr.com.
If You Had Ears, You Could Not Ignore It: Mainstream Responses to Punk | 15 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM
When punk assailed pop in the late '70s, established artists faced a choice: respond with conviction or face irrelevance.
Richard Thompson: Still | 20 Jul 2015 // 9:10 PM
The Jeff Tweedy-produced Still may not surprise, but surprises aren't what Richard Thompson albums are about.
The Postal Service: Everything Will Change | 24 Nov 2014 // 9:10 PM
Surprisingly, a bunch of sentimental laptop pop songs from ten years ago (Give Up) make for a dynamic and engaging live show.