SPIN Cover: Mr. Grohl’s Cabinet of Wonder



Posterity Post: I wrote thousands of articles while on staff at SPIN and blogged none of them.

In early 2013, I flew to the snowy wilds of Utah in order to track, capture, and question Dave Grohl, the Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighters boss, and Sound City filmmaker notorious for his avoidance of the press… Okay, Grohl loves a camera and a microphone, but still. This is a special story about a special dude making a special movie about a special piece of studio equipment. With photos by my shutterbug brother from another mother, Nathaniel Wood. We combined forces to capture Grohl’s Park City gig with Stevie Nicks too. Also, Slipknot.

Sundancing With Aaron Paul and Josh Wiggins



I made it back to Sundance with SPIN again this year and instead of merely reviewing a snow bank’s worth of films (although, I did that, so scroll down), I also knocked out two interviews. Here’s my favorite: a sit-down with Aaron Paul (!) who talked about touring with Radiohead. His Hellion co-star Josh Wiggins was there too, and each shared his go-to karaoke jam.

The Lost SPIN Film Reviews: A Most Wanted Man, Big Sur, Charlie Countryman, and Afternoon Delight



I’m sure it’s gauche to repost your own trailer quotes, but I’m not a film critic by trade so fuggit. That one above hails from A Most Wanted Man, the John le Carré spy thriller brought to life by music video legend Anton Corbijn. It’s also one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final movies. Read that review at SPIN, and peep a handful that I failed to share from 2013. Continue reading

‘The Scenesters’ Movie Goes To Slamdance

This Friday at 10 a.m., and next Tuesday at 8 p.m., The Scenesters will be screening at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. For those who don’t know, Slamdance is the scrappy, indier cousin to Sundance, which happens concurrently in the same city. And for those (perhaps same people, perhaps others) who don’t know, yours truly was the music director for the film. Here’s a trailer. More info on the festival screening here.