Of course I’m still working toward getting my byline on the cover of the Rolling Stone (see what I did there?) so I popped out a review of the ramblin’ Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats for the Indy this week, alongside Bozeman, Mont.’s surprisingly solid Panther Car.
In other news, Americans are using the word “nil” with increasing frequency, though experts predict a drop-off by mid-July. Cheers.
I’ve been everywhere, it seems, meeting just about everyone I’ll need to know and seeing everything I need to see to cover Longview, Lower Columbia College and Wahkiakum County. I’ve got the stories to prove it, too.
My first cover story also became my first owned issue, and I even claim credit for the headline:
And don’t miss my favorite lead I’ve written so far: “Jesus came to town in a gray Honda Civic with Oregon plates.”
But I’m still a music man, too, so I got to write up the review for Missoula’s psych-pop “scuzz rock” quartet Skin Flowers.
And don’t miss photographer and close friend Tim Goessman’s 2011-2013 Missoula DIY reflections. He unveiled the little-before-seen archive of photos from the scene we were both very invested in, and the results are a good look at what makes it tick. Even got a shoutouton the Indy’s arts blog.
Off to a City Council meeting; is my tie on straight?
It’s been a busy few months to start off the year, and there is certainly no slowing now: I’ve accepted a position at The Daily News in Longview, Wash. The twist: I’ve been uprooted from the copy desk and back into reporting. So you can expect a bit more reading material from my oft-vacant blog, including the first story I wrote on my tryout day in Longview almost two weeks ago:
Excited to be back on the frontlines of Truth, a student of American culture, and deep in the Northwest. Off to being well and doing good work.