Author page: jefito

Be Here Now

My mind wanders. There’s nothing original about this, I know. Everyone daydreams. For years, my livelihood has depended on people seeking distractions, from the benign to the edifying. On the…

Old Is New

In the 1996 film Big Night, Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub play brothers who own a slowly failing Italian restaurant in 1950s New Jersey. It’s a premise ripe with comedy,…

Silver Tears

Thanks to No Depression‘s year-end roundup, I spent the day acquainting myself with Aaron Lee Tasjan’s Silver Tears — a fine set of songs I’m just now hearing even though…

Alive

Ten years ago today, I spearheaded the launch of Popdose, a pop culture site dedicated to the idea that every piece of art is worth discussing and the fervent hope…