Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sasha Frere-Jones answers your questions

Last month, New Yorker pop music critic Sasha Frere-Jones's number was up for Ask the Author, a regular blog feature on the magazine's website. He answered readers' questions about specific artists, copyright issues, and his writerly process, and kindly dispensed some wisdom for aspiring music journalists. (He even gave Kaki King a shout-out. Holler.) If you haven't read it yet, it's definitely worth your time. Here's a snippet:

Isn't music criticism just a veiled attempt to create an exclusive canon of what's cool?
David Kootnikoff
Hong Kong, China

I thought it was an overt attempt to get a seat in the balcony.

Ding! You can find the whole Q-and-A here.

4 comments:

Linda said...

I like this quote, "The Beatles speak for the Gummi bear people; the Stones represent Mentos lovers."

Kathleen said...

yeah, that was another high point :)

Brock said...

Agreed.

Raquel Laneri said...

I personally liked when he dissed Garden State and Tarantino in the same paragraph.