Today, I finished a project I’ve been putting off for ages — to properly archive The Original Soundtrack. I started this blog in 2003, and over the past seven years, I’ve written nearly a thousand blog posts about electronic music, culture, and cities. Many of these posts are long essays. On the right hand side of this page, you can now see archives stretching back to 2003. Over the next few months, I’ll be wheeling out some of my favorite posts from the early days of this blog. Just looking at the old blog posts brings back the memories. A few of them make me cringe; others I’m still really proud of to this day. This archive project is also an interesting one for me, because I get to see my own evolution as a writer through the years — as told through the history of this blog.
Also, pick up the excellent summer issue of Frieze, which includes two pieces by me — a big essay on music and a review of the ‘Landscapes of Quarantine’ exhibition in New York.