Hello friends!

Old Crow Medicine Show at MASS MoCA, May 29, 2013 [Abby Wood].

Old Crow Medicine Show at MASS MoCA, May 29, 2013 [Abby Wood].

So I have decided, amidst all the craziness of my current life, to once again bring my blog back from the dead. This time for real (maybe).

My big news is that I am attending Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism this fall! I figured now would be a good time to get my entire writing portfolio in one, easy-to-access place. I still have a ways to go before everything is up, but you can view a big chunk of my published work by clicking on the top-right link that says “Portfolio.”

It’s been a really interesting experience going back over all of my previous work, all the way back to high school. There were some amazing moments that I had completely forgotten about, as well as some cringe-worthy ones in some of my earliest work (cliches much?).

It’s clear to me how much my writing has developed over the years, and doing all of this has also made me realize how much I miss regularly writing about music. I’ve gone to multiple concerts in the past year or so with full intentions to write my own reviews (including Lollapalooza, Coldplay, the Lumineers, Wilco, Phish, and, most recently, Old Crow Medicine Show), only to be too strapped for time to do so. While I’ve always told myself I can work a full time job and be the writer I’ve always wanted to be, it’s often just not feasible.

I’m beyond excited for this next chapter of my life, one that will undoubtedly bring with it much more writing. This blog will serve as an outlet to share everything I’m working on in school and — on the off chance I have any free time while earning my Master’s degree — my adventures in the big city.

Now I’m headed to the Solid Sound Festival in North Adams for the weekend…stay tuned for my coverage next week!