Cake’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle” is One of the Most Salient Pieces of Music Ever Made

When “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle” first came out, I didn’t understand it. The year was 1993, and I hadn’t even cleared a double digit age. It wasn’t until years later that I would truly understand its significance. It was a precursor to the hipster infiltration, except, instead, lead singer John …

Is It Impossible for Modern Writers to be Considered Intellectual?

While writers bear a certain amount of self-deprecation, self-doubt and self-loathing, they also possess a fair amount of ego. After all, what could be more egotistical than thinking your thoughts, feelings and life experiences are of value to other people? That being said, there seems to be something challenging about …