I’ve been a disciple of the webseries Yacht Rock for years (thanks to Matthew, of course). It helped re-awaken my love for smooth music, plus it’s funny as hell and I think that JD Ryznar is super-cute. (I think my love of midwestern guys as firmly been established on this blog).
So naturally, when the guys of Yacht Rock got on Twitter to promote the new Beyond Yacht Rock podcast, I stalked them until one fateful day when JD messaged me to tell me that he enjoyed my Record Saturday pick. I seriously fangirled, everybody. Like, embarrassingly so. We got chatting more, and I sent him a copy of The Big Rewind. And when they started The Captain’s Blog, I offered to write for them. He accepted my pitch, and the essay, titled “I F**king Love Steely Dan & You Should Too” was published earlier this week.
It was, to put it mildly, a hit. It’s also the most honest thing I’ve ever written, coming straight from the gut. I really do love Steely Dan that much.
The essay is here. It contains extremely vulgar language and threats of violence, so if you’re my Dad, please don’t read it. You’ve been warned. They are always seeking content, so send them a pitch!
If any writers would like to contribute, email your pitch to yachtrock at yachtrock dot com (new email!) https://t.co/CH7rnj8qwT
— Yacht Rock (@yachtrock) September 8, 2016
I’ve also got a piece on The Smiths, Meat Is Murder at the RS-500, an amazing blog that’s compiling stories inspired by every single album on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums list. It’s been a great week for my music journalism career!