“So, what do you do?”
It came into my mind many years ago as I sat across from some vapid actress wannabe, while she rambled on about something that I’m sure was wildly interesting at the time, that I absolutely hate that question. It defines your personal being at a level that not just screams superficial, but slaps you across the face with it, says ‘My, that was quite the mistake, sitting down with her in the first place, mmm?’ and then proceeds to chortle in only the way an English school-master could.
I’m not quite sure what I do, I may be a human being and occasional nudist, but please do keep in mind that I’m mostly confused. What that means is I do what I want. You can’t control me. I’m gonna stay out past curfew and you can’t stop me. Outside of this writing thing, I travel, give historical tours, do some marketing jazz and also ride Segways. Yeah, that’s right.
I’ve been writing since I can remember, somehow I managed to fail English twice in high-school, but whose counting? I’ve been a staff-writer for Fazer Magazine (RIP) and currently freelance for magazines like Chill, Lithium, and Press Plus 1 among others. What you’ll find on this website is the Hot Music for Hot People free music column, some original to this site album reviews and columns, and many of the articles/band interviews/album reviews that I’ve done for other sites.
You may notice that many of the albums I review are rated favourably, my theory is that if I don’t like it, I’m not going to waste my time listening to it. I don’t love everything, but I figure if I do love something that I might as well try to break it down for everyone else and perhaps give a band a really cool sounding sentence like ‘this rocks so hard, it might as well be diamond’. Aside from the grammatical errors and slight lameness of the previous statement, I’m sure you get the point.
If you’re a publicist/band interested in coverage, or if you just have some general feedback, send me an email here.
If you’re a beautiful woman that wants to take me on a date because my words have attracted you, I’m sorry, you’ll have to get in line.
If you’re still reading, I apologize.
-Aaron ‘WordBird’ Binder