About

My name is Everett True. I am a music critic. This is what I do. I criticise music.

The clue is in my job description – music critic. I do not consider myself a journalist, as I do not research or report hard news. I do not consider myself a commentator as I believe that everyone should be a participant. I criticise people and in return I am not surprised if other people criticise me. It is part of the whole deal of being in the public arena.

This blog is intended to be some sort of update on my current favourites in music, and life. I do not separate one from the other, nor am I ashamed of voicing opinion. Indeed, I believe opinion to be central to my craft. I do not need others to tell me what to enjoy and I do not trust critics who claim to be impartial because – at the very least – they have not fully thought through what they are doing.

I am Everett True. Believe in me and I have power like a God. Quit believing in me and I no longer exist.

PS: If you’re a photographer or illustrator (or other) and you see your work up here, unfairly uncredited – please contact me so I can either credit it, or take it down forthwith. I have tried to source only public domain images, but it is quite tricky.

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4 Responses to About

  1. Ed Turner says:

    Everett , I just finished Hey Ho Let’s Go, and , as someone who thought he knew the story of The Ramones pretty much from first note to last , I found your biography of the band illuminated many corners of a story which , again , I only THOUGHT I knew – which is what great journalism is all about !!
    I’ve been trying to locate an email address for you , but haven’t had any luck so far …. I’d like to send you the screener to a documentary my production company recently released , entitled, Ticket to Write : The Golden Age of Rock Music Journalism . I think you’ll enjoy the film , and it would certainly be some small way for me to say thank you for writing what I conisder the definitive book on the Bruddas….. Anyway , below you’ll find my contact info; if you’ll send me an email and make the subject line “Screener” , I’ll be happy to send you the link to watch the film ….

    Best , Ed Turner

  2. Keith says:

    Your pseudo intellectual ramblings make for truly painful reading.

  3. tragicosmic says:

    Hi Everet, I’m The Vessel and David Devant are about to finish a new album. you can email and I’ll send you some tracks. Best Mikey

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