The Authenticity Hurts

Music critic Everett True posted a scholarly article on authenticity in popular music and the criticism of the music.

In short, he reasons that there’s a load of mythology tied around the concept of authenticity.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, writing for The Atlantic, offers a key characteristic: Tell the truth.

In an, I-know-it-when-I-see-it example, here’s a good example of authenticity and truth:

True Blogging

Everette True aka Jeremy Thackray has been writing about music since the early 1980s.


His decades spanning career has allowed him to be in the passenger seat (and occasionally even the driving seat) of many iconic and not so iconic bands.

He continues to do so on this very platform and while his blogs tend to come and go he still has plenty of opionions to share.