The Word Jockey Archive

I write a lot. Like, a lot. More than anyone could feasibly want to read, if I’m honest.

However, you don’t have to take my word for being a writer who writes about things for people: no longer will you have to scour the internet for things with my byline, as I assume everyone does all the time.

No, now you can enjoy the quiet pleasure that is reading things I’ve written for various reasons collected in this one handy location, like some sort of Child’s Treasury of Andrew P Street Often Being  Snarky About Things.

In order to give it extra gravitas, imagine it’s in a leatherbound volume rather than a series of clickable links. Actually, just look at this picture:

This looks much better than a stack of fading magazines and scribbled URLs. Misleading, sure - but handsome!

This looks much better than a stack of fading magazines and scribbled URLs. Misleading, sure – but handsome!

I’ll update this in a haphazard manner whenever I remember something and go “hey, that had a nice line in it, should totally link it.”

You’ll notice that it largely favours the publications that leave their stuff available – most the stuff that comes from dead links has been archived in the links in the header, or has been lost to the culture forever through CMS overwrites.

View from the Street at the Sydney Morning Herald
M’stuff at the Guardian

M’regular Word on the P Street column at Time Out Sydney

M’most recent stuff at TheVine (including 10 Things)


Category: lefty political stuff
It’s not pro-abortion campaigners that are pro-death: it’s Cory Bernardi (The Guardian, Jan 2014)
Could a sleep clinic fix my terrible sleep? (The Guardian, July 2013)
Why Fred Nile wants a referendum on marriage equality (Time Out, May 2013)
Why it’s okay to shame OkCreeps (TheVine, April 2013)
Should some topics be off-limits for comedy? (Time Out, March 2013)
How To Not Be Called A Rapist (TheVine, March 2013)
A guide to fake public apologies (TheVine, Feb 2013)
Senator Madigan’s Stealth War on Womens’ Health (ABC’s The Drum, March 2013)
Why I support SlutWalk (SlutWalk Melbourne, August 2013)

Category: snarky stuff about the popular culture
The INXS telemovie is must-see TV for all the wrong reasons (Fasterlouder, Feb 2014)
Replacing Blur on the Big Day Out: a graphical breakdown (Time Out , Dec 2013)
Why All Albums Should Be Ten Tracks Or Less (Time Out, March 2013)
How Old is Too Old for Music Festivals? (Time Out , Feb 2013)
The Best Way to Watch Star Wars
 (TheVine, Jan 2013)
7 reasons why ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ makes no sense (TheVine May 2013)
The least welcome musical comebacks of 2012 (The Vine, Jan 2013)
Dancing About Architecture: the slow death of music journalism (PAN Magazine, Sep 2012)
The Death of Australian Festivals (The Guardian, October 2013)
How INXS could have gone out on a high (Fasterlouder, Nov 2012)

 Category: interviews what I’ve done and to which I wanted to keep handy links, almost entirely but not exclusively music-related
Yo La Tengo (The Guardian, March 2014)
Dave Lovering of Pixies (The Guardian, March 2014)
Jimmy Barnes & Ian Moss (The Guardian, Jan 2014)
Neil Finn (The Guardian, Feb 2014)
Edwyn Collins (The Guardian, Jan 2014)
Grizzly Bear (The Guardian, Jan 2014)
Will Sheff of Okkervil River (The Guardian, Feb 2014)
Flavour Flav from Public Enemy (The Guardian, Feb 2014)
John Lydon (Fasterlouder, March 2013)
Wire (the Guardian, Feb 2014)
Austra (The Guardian, Feb 2014)
Calexico (The Guardian, Sept 2013)
Nile Rodgers (The Guardian, Dec 2013)
Paul Kelly (The Guardian, September 2013)
Status Quo (The Guardian, Aug 2013)
Ralf Hutter of Kraftwerk (The Guardian, June 2013)

Category: other bits and pieces
Prisoner of Sobriety (Time Out, June 2013)
In Defence of Marriage (Daily Life, April 2013)
I’m Not Going To Have Kids (Daily Life, Nov 2012)
…And That’s When I Realised I was Being Tailed by Security (Confession Booth, Apr 2012)


Category: reviews of things that I thought noteworthy for one reason or another
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Push the Sky Away album review (Time Out, Feb 2013)

The Gentle Art of Heckling Time Out Melbourne, April 2013

Margaret Thatcher’s Five Greatest Contributions to Pop Fasterlouder, April 2013

Five Songs That Make The End Of The World Seem Welcome (Fasterlouder, Dec 2012)

RIP INXS: weren’t they already dead? The Fix, NineMSN, Nov 2012

The Go Betweens: an alternative best-of (mess+noise, Oct 2012)

Time Out’s Thematic Calendar for 2013 (Time Out Australia, Oct 2012)

The Sunnyboys Time Out April 2013

Deftones Time Out April 2013

PVT, Fasterlouder, March 2013

Beck/Atoms For Peace/REM drummer Joey Waronker, TheVine, Jan 2013

Chris Bailey of the Saints, Fasterlouder, Dec 2012

Steve Abini of Shellac, TheVine, Oct 2012

Ash Grunwald, Australian Guitar, Sept 2012

Tim & Eric, Time Out Australia, Aug 2012

Linkin Park, Blunt, Aug 2012

Slipknot, Blunt, Feb 2012

The Jezabels, Blunt, Sep 2011

The Church, Australian Guitar, June 2011

They Might Be Giants live Time Out, April 2013

Underground Lovers: Weekend CD  mess+noise, April 2013

The Host film review, Sunday Telegraph, April 2013

Ross McLennan: The Night’s Deeds are Vapour mess+noise, March 2013

All Tomorrow’s Parties: I’ll Be Your Mirror live review, Time Out Melbourne, Feb 2013

Bored Nothing: Bored Nothing CD mess+noise, Jan 2013

Metallica: Death Quebec DVD, Australian Guitar, Jan 2013

Les Miserables film review, Sunday Telegraph, Dec 2012

The Mark of Cain: Songs of the Third and Fifth Fasterlouder, Dec 2012

Tame Impala: Lonerism CD 4/5, mess+noise, Oct 2012

Sophie Hutchings: Night Sky CD 5/5, mess+noise, Sep 2012

Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra: Theatre is Evil CD 5/5, Time Out Sydney, Sep 2012


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