My review essay, "Nothing Has Been Done Before," about Greil Marcus' superb The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs has been published at Public Books.
Here's a very brief excerpt:
This was a watershed moment for me as a critic of music and pop culture, an inspirational and progressive occasion, I think. I'll be posting more on the essay in a few days, including some outtakes that were wisely cut by the excellent editors at Public Books.
I'll also have some thoughts on the provocative ICAF conference I attended here in Columbus last week.