• Grued I didn’t set out to be a writer. Like countless others who’ve gone on to carve out a living in cultural commentary, my youthful dreams centered around making art myself; at first, I only wrote about others’ work because it was easier than working past the obstacles that kept me from doing the stuff I […] Jeff Giles 16 min read February 27, 2016
  • Make It Your Own The old man reached under his bed and pulled out an ancient cardboard guitar case. Opening it slowly, he removed the oldest Gibson guitar I had ever seen and strummed it once with his giant brown thumb. “I gots it tuned like a banjo — the fourth string down. You tune it to suit yourself.” […] Jeff Giles 7 min read January 30, 2014
  • Deeper Still “Man, you suck.” These are supposedly the words spoken by Miles Davis to Chet Baker when Baker, after straining through a gig with Davis in attendance, walked up to introduce himself. In his book Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker, author James Gavin traces the tale back to Baker himself, who […] Jeff Giles 6 min read January 13, 2014
  • On Assignment: 1/9/09 Here’s what I’ve been up to around the Web this week: Collider: The Rocker DVD review Rotten Tomatoes: 10 Sci-Fi Flicks for the Thinking Man Bullz-Eye: CD review of Anthony Hamilton’s The Point of It All Popdose: A new Weekly Mixtape Not the most action-packed of weeks, but it’s January, and nothing’s out. That’ll change […] Jeff Giles 0 min read January 9, 2009