A new feature launched this week on DC9 that I am a major part of. Called "Check Out This Jam," this is a chance for Observer music writers to chime in on stuff that we're grooving to lately. And probably the best part is that the selections aren't always brand spankin' new songs from brand spankin' new albums. In my case, I plugged Richard Hawley's material. Even though he put out a record last year, I thought a song from a few years ago would be a nicer introduction.
My part in the feature is that I collect the write-ups from the writers, edit them, and then pass them to the editor. It's a pretty simple, but a fun little way of showing more sides of us writers.