Monthly Archives: June 2013

Extended interview with Todd Rundgren (Unpublished. June 2013).

Musical wizard Todd Rundgren, first took the world stage as a teenager, fronting his band The Nazz. This summer Rundgren celebrates his 65th birthday in swampy rural Louisiana, in intimate proximity to his most loyal fans. Toddstock II v6.5 gives … Continue reading

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On New Orleans’ NOizeFest. (VICE. April 2013).

This May 5—the last day of the upcoming New Orleans Jazz Fest—marks the eighth time NOizeFest will be hosted in my Bywater backyard. This celebration of noise music and other nontraditional genres was started a decade ago by Keith “Deacon Johnson” … Continue reading

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On Exxon’s most recent benzene/sulfur leak in Baton Rouge (LA Weekly. June 2013)

A leak in one of Exxon Mobil’s sulfur recovery units in Baton Rouge on May 22 resulted in the release of various chemicals harmful to human health, including benzene, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide, claimed Exxon’s report to the National … Continue reading

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In-depth piece with fictional singer/comic Tony Clifton (VICE. May 2013)

Before the flood, Jeremy Johnson and his wife were always in the process of starting or ending some new independent business venture. Nothing ever stuck. Before Hurricane Katrina filled their New Orleans home with poisonous water, they’d curated a personal … Continue reading

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Essay on the death of our family dog. (VICE. June 2013).

When I am depressed I must write. But I am surprised to find myself depressed upon the death of my dog this past Sunday during our fishing trip on Lake Pontchartain. I am surprised I’m even calling Meshcha “my dog,” as … Continue reading

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