Incredibly proud to share my first, but hopefully not last, published essay at National Review. On a list of professional accomplishments, this one ranks high. NR likely has been the most influential publication in my life. I’ve been honored to work on Political Beats with the crew, but to also see my words up on the website is an honor.
Here’s a link to the essay/commentary/review of Steven Hyden’s new book, Twilight of the Gods.
Kevin Madden joined us to talk Wilco.
Ellen Carmichael discussing Dire Straits.
Christian Schneider on Pixies.
Here’s Eric Garcia of Roll Call discussing the career of AC/DC.
John J. Miller of National Review talks about The Police.
And Eli Lake of Bloomberg on Steely Dan.
It’s launch day for my new podcast at National Review Online. I’m incredibly excited to be joined by Jeff Blehar (@EsotericCD on Twitter) to host “Political Beats”. What is it? We talk about the musical passions of people who work in, comment on, or report on the world of politics. These will be in-depth discussions about some of the best music ever made. Available weekly. And the only politics discussed is when we get into the bio of our guest.
Week 1: Sean Trende from Real Clear Politics talking about Van Halen. We spent an hour on the subject, but easily could have gone another 60 minutes. We’re going to have fun. We’re going to talk about artists from the 60s through the 10s. We’re going to have guests from across the spectrum. Week 2 features Robert Costa.
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Play or Stitcher or TuneIn so you don’t miss a thing (no, not a sly Aerosmith reference). Big thanks to Charles C. W. Cookenfor the green light and John J. Miller for making the connection. It truly is mind-blowing to be a part of the National Review family in a small way.
Stay tuned — great stuff to come. Check it all out right here — and please subscribe to our feed!