* Senior Editor, Spin magazine
* Music Producer, NPR's Performance Today
* Former Arts & Entertainment Critic, The Virginian-Pilot
* Guitarist for Captain Beefheart
* Author, Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 (Little Brown & Company, 2001)
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