Archives: The first published piece of 2014: Thurston Moore/John Zorn/Joe Morris at The Stone 12.31.13

Thurston_Moore_at_the_Brooklyn_Book_FestivalMy last assignment of 2013 couldn’t have come with more drama.  The musician I was supposed to interview blew me off.  No one could find the list.  Another musician threatened to beat up my photographer.  The best quote couldn’t make it into the story and another great quote was killed off in the edit.

Yet, here ’tis.  The show was a lot of fun; the music was mesmerizing.  I think the piece conveys that.

Oh, and the quote from the cutting room floor?  The woman I spoke to in line said she was planning to go to all 12 of Thurston’s shows.  She wasn’t a kid either.  Just shows the grip Sonic Youth still holds on New Yorkers (in the piece she mentions going to a Kim Gordon show).


About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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