Singles reviews, 1982

As far as I remember, the first singles roundup I ever wrote – for my college paper, senior year at University of Missouri-Columbia. Callow and corny, but my once-new wave tastes are already stretching across the map — including to protest rap, months before “The Message.” maneater, 1982

On Racist College Radio Playlists, 1981

Wrote this for my college newspaper (the weekly extracurricular not daily Journalism School one) about University of Missouri-Columbia’s student-run radio station when I was 20. Sometime before, I’d been invited on as a guest of KCOU’s Sunday night new wave show and for some reason the host didn’t show up, so I wound up spinning… Continue reading On Racist College Radio Playlists, 1981