Since moving down here from New York City, I have written for chiefly the Voice Media publications, Broward and Miami New Times, most of my work featuring in the music section. However, I have had pieces also appear in The Village Voice, Riverfront Times, Westword, Phoenix New Times and O.C. Weekly. I love writing about music. Music is a language, a fuel, a sobering tonic, an escapist narcotic. It soundtracks life’s euphoric highs and desperate lows, and provides welcome distraction while walking the dog. My tastes in music are eclectic, though they are probably neither as refined nor as cool as I would like to think. I grew up as a decidedly awkward late ‘90s teen in the north of England, so Britpop acted as my gateway drug to a plethora of other aural delights - both looking backward to ‘60s garage rock, girl groups, ‘70s glam, Krautrock, punk, and shoegaze, while trying to keep one’s ear to a more contemporary sound.