Today we welcome Jon Caramanica on the pod. In addition to being the pop music critic for The New York Times, he's also the host of their excellent podcast about the same. Chris and Jason open with some quar tales from suburbia, then straight into more beat battles from instagram, some actually insightful takes on Tiger King, and then Chris and Jon have a hearty debate about Fiona Apple’s new mixtape, sweatpants, tracksuits, and the cursed intersection of country and rap music. twitter.com/joncaramanica twitter.com/themjeans twitter.com/donetodeath--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howlonggone/support
Jon Caramanica is a music writer at The New York Times.“I like to interview people very early in their careers or very late in their careers. I think vulnerability and willingness to be vulnerable is at a peak in those two parts. Young enough not to know better, old enough not to give a damn. … The story I want to tell is—how are you this person, and then you became this? Then at the end, let’s look back on these things and let’s paint the art together. But in the middle when your primary obsession is how do I protect my role? How do I keep my spot? How do I keep the throne? I’m not as interested in that personally as a journalist or as a critic. ”Thanks to MailChimp, Read This Summer, Google Play, and Pitt Writers for sponsoring this week's episode.@joncaramanicaCaramanica on Longform[3:35] "The Education of Kanye West" (New York Times • Aug 2007)[4:00] Caramanica's archive at The New York Times[4:05] Popcast[13:30] "Pitched to Perfection: Pop Star's Silent Partner" (New York Times • Jun 2012)[25:45] "Two SoundCloud Rap Outlaws Push Boundaries From the Fringes" (New York Times • Mar 2018)[28:45] "Dick Cavett in the Digital Age" (Alex Williams • New York Times • Aug 2018)[28:55] "Hip-Hop’s Elders and Youth Go to Battle (Again)" (New York Times • Jan 2017)[34:10] "Into the WildWith Kanye West" (New York Times • Jun 2018)[57:10] "Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd, Hip-Hop Impressionists Shaping the Stream" (New York Times • May 2018) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
My guest this week is the Pop Music Critic for The New York Times, Jon Caramanica. From Eminem to Taylor Swift, Jon has written about, interviewed, and in some cases, even been the first in the industry to break. He’s the guy who writes like it's a "hot take" but knows so much and is such an expert on his subject it's not. We talk about music, fashion, the contrast in their businesses, and how criticism is art and an art form unto itself. Follow Jon on Twitter NOTES Taylor Swift ArticleJon's pieces from The NYTNYT Pop Cast ** This episode is sponsored by Away Travel -- Save $20 off your purchase with promo code BLAMO ** Follow Blamo! on Instagram and Facebook
James and Lawrence fall apart at the seams as Failing Upwards' weekly schedule destroys their friendship and professional partnership. Then, New York Times pop music critic, Critical Shopper, and friend of the pod, Jon Caramanica, joins FU to talk sleeping in the studio with Kanye, riding in Cam'ron's pink Range Rover, and being addicted to shopping. Plus, "Captain's Log/Letters to Home" asks the Fail Gang to weigh in on some big questions regarding the future of the pod.
Ep. 55: ‘Mr. Robot,’ Schoolboy Q, Desiigner, and 'The Night Of' With Sean Fennessey, Jon Caramanica, and Alison Herman
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald tackle the leaked season premiere of USA's 'Mr. Robot.' Then, Sean Fennessey joins Chris to discuss Schoolboy Q's new album, 'Blank Face.' Jon Caramanica of The New York Times comes on to make sense of Desiigner's XXL freestyle and disappointing 'New English' release. Finally, The Ringer's Alison Herman hops on to break down HBO's 'The Night Of' and the current shows on her radar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jon Caramanica joins DJ Ayres and The Kid Mero in a discussion on grifters, wearing Cam’ron socks to a wedding, wilin’ out downtown with Big Body Bess, Casey Casem doing Trapaholics drops, and seeing Ronny Thighs at Coachella. Basically all world #KNOWLEDGE DOWNLOAD Small Talk w/ Jon Caramanica & The Kid Mero Check out Jon Caramanica’s piece about Mero and Its The Real in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/arts/music/the-kid-mero-and-itsthereal-satirize-the-hip-hop-world.html Tracks played: Frank Reyes – Tu Eres Ajena Kool G Rap – Rikers Island Big Pun – Banned from TV (feat. Noreaga, Nature, Cam’ron & Jadakiss) Lemon D – This is LA The Knife – Silent Shout Jeremih – All The Time (ft. Lil Wayne) Rihanna ft. Future – Love Song (Brenmar Remix) Disclosure – I Know You Will