John Roderick

Centro-Matic: Guided by Veterans

Centro-Matic: Guided by Veterans

We were young, dumb, and broke. They lent a hand.

Centro-Matic: Guided by Veterans
Answers & Advice: Dude, What Happened to Bumbershoot?

Answers & Advice: Dude, What Happened to Bumbershoot?

You're just going through the cycles of life. I've seen this many times before.

Answers & Advice: Dude, What Happened to Bumbershoot?

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle’s the Long

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's the Long Winters. His column appears every Tuesday on Reverb.I've never been much of a… Continue reading

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle’s the Long

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's the Long Winters. His Reverb column appears every week.Note: This column is part of this… Continue reading

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle’s the Long

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's the Long Winters. His column appears on Reverb every Tuesday.It's a popular adage that you… Continue reading

Joy Division

Joy Division

Science and song, at the juncture of Aretha Franklin's voice.

Joy Division
Hacking It

Hacking It

Music journalism needs to get over itself.

Hacking It

You wouldn’t think music journalism would be a difficult job. It’s a

You wouldn't think music journalism would be a difficult job. It's a wonder, therefore, that so many music journalists cop the weary cynicism of WWI… Continue reading

I’m proud of being a liberal. A leftist. A tree-hugger. My parents

I'm proud of being a liberal. A leftist. A tree-hugger. My parents held these views, and I was raised to bask in liberalism and progressivism… Continue reading

Roderick: Reason vs. Faith

Roderick: Reason vs. Faith

Liberals and conservatives really need to find a new way to communicate.

Roderick: Reason vs. Faith

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle’s the Long

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's the Long Winters. His column appears on Reverb every Tuesday. Follow him on Twitter @JohnRoderick.It's… Continue reading

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle’s the Long

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's the Long Winters. His column appears on Reverb every Tuesday.I was singing along to oldies… Continue reading

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle’s the Long

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's the Long Winters. His column usually appears on Reverb every Tuesday. It is running on… Continue reading

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle’s The Long

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's The Long Winters. His column appears on Reverb every Tuesday.There are times when the best… Continue reading

Tweedle-wheedle dingle-chingle.If you’re not planning to see Built to Spill at the

Tweedle-wheedle dingle-chingle.If you're not planning to see Built to Spill at the Showbox tonight, you are bonkers. I mean, I can understand that maybe you've… Continue reading

Doing the Tube Snake BoogieI’m not going to bore you by waxing

Doing the Tube Snake BoogieI'm not going to bore you by waxing sentimental over the undeniable mastery of early ZZ Top, or by singing the… Continue reading

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle’s The Long

John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's The Long Winters. He is a regular columnist for Reverb and currently serving a tour… Continue reading

Wouldn’t be prudent.In contrast to his war-mongering son, it’s easy now to

Wouldn't be prudent.In contrast to his war-mongering son, it's easy now to think of the first George Bush as a kindly and moderate grandfather, the… Continue reading

You can bet this concert wasn’t in Canada.Neil Diamond is a tremendous

You can bet this concert wasn't in Canada.Neil Diamond is a tremendous songwriter, with a string of undeniable hits, but he does have a tendency… Continue reading

Back when people had to sit in chairs to hear music.It occurred

Back when people had to sit in chairs to hear music.It occurred to me today that our entire experience of amplified music is less than… Continue reading