“Stone Crush” Provides a Definitive Introduction to Modern Memphis Soul

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“You look at early rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, soul music, there were hundreds and hundreds of small labels in Memphis that were saying ‘why not me?’ Of course, there are hundreds of reasons for ‘Why not them,’ but they still persevered and cut a record.” Deep into the Mississippi mud of a Singing Dentist, a future prophetess boogie-fying Pigmeat Markham’s “Order in the Court,” and Gutbucket Chic, this is a great comp for fans of Dâm-Funk, PPU, and the like.

Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987 for Bandcamp

Vin Du Select Qualitite

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“I try to look at these records as collaborations between the label and the musicians. We have no interns, I pack every order, I answer every email, I try to take as much pride in the daily operations as I do the grand picture.” Exploring eclectic, trailblazing guitar soli in the 21st century (inspired by Johnny Smith, John Fahey, punk, and noise) with the Vin Du Select Qualitite label.

VDSQ Brings a Punk Aesthetic to Acoustic Music for Bandcamp

A Guide to Al Green Deep Cuts

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“Al Green made seriously sensuous music, but the fascinating, evergreen quality of it all is in how he embraces and wrestles with both the carnal and spiritual manifestations of love. The friction between the sacred and profane can be heard in nearly every note, alluring and manic in equal measure. Al Green is as suave and silken as he is shattered.”

A Guide to the Essential Al Green Deep Cuts for Bandcamp

Technical Writing Work

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Amazon Web Services: Blue Hexagon Cybersecurity Fights Fire With Fire Using Deep Learning

Amazon Web Services: BuzzFeed Keeps Scoops and National Security Secrets Secure with Amazon’s KMS

Amazon Web Services: Fiverr Relies on SageMaker to Streamline and Simplify Machine Learning Models

NBCUniversal needed to increase ad impressions. Four Kitchens helped them dramatically increase engagement—and drastically reduce maintenance and hosting costs in the process.

Humio’s Delete Events and the Act of Forgetting

Lix Makes Cramming for University Exams Easier

How to Use the EWS API to Authenticate Accounts Into Your App

Recent Writing Work

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Some recent work:

Mayo Thompson – In a rare move, the iconoclastic Houston artist took his only solo album on the road—fifty years after its release (Texas Monthly)

Inside the World’s First Mainstream Album Made With AI (New York Magazine)

Channel Tres is straight out of Compton and counts Elton John as one of his biggest fans (The Fader)

Vans Shoes presents Living Rooms: Global Punk & DIY Venues – Visiting New York DIY Space Trans-Pecos (Pitchfork)

Yvonne Turner Helped Invent House Music—So Why Does No One Know Her Name? (Pitchfork)

Every Nirvana Song, Ranked (Vulture)

A Brief Guide to Ann Peebles (Bandcamp)

Film Director Nicolas Roeg’s Legacy (Vulture)