Fred Mills: Why Greta Thunberg Is Also MY Person of the Year

Fred Mills is the editor of Blurt. He may or may not be named Time’s Person of the Year some day. On December 11, Time magazine named young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg the publication’s 2019 Person of the Year. One cannot overstate the significance of the 16-year-old’s award, as over the past year and […]

Fred Mills: 10 Records, 10 Days

What records have had the greatest impact on YOUR life? Here’s 10 of mine. By Fred Mills It started as an innocent Facebook “make a list” meme—favorite records, blah blah blah. Me being the extemporaneous gasbag that I am, I took the concept and ran with it. Well, strolled might be a more accurate description. […]

Fred Mills: Another Sexual Harassment Shoe Drops (Music Biz Edition)

Time’s up, fellow music bizzers—the vacation’s over, that’s for sure. If anyone else has been following the Charlie Walk sexual harassment scandal that broke a couple of days ago, below is a VERY LONG but very enlightening read. Basically Walk, current Republic Group prez and judge on The Four, was called out in an open […]

Fred Mills: Remembering Fred Cole (Dead Moon/Pierced Arrows)

“If you want to be part of MY world, I’ll accept you with open arms”: We say farewell to the late Northwest punk/garage legend and lifelong champion of the DIY aesthetic. (Above photo by Michael Passman exclusively for BLURT.) BY FRED MILLS When the final chapter is writ, one of my greatest regrets will be […]

Fred Mills: Random #vinylporn Musings Nos. 18a & 18b

Why listen to shitty-sounding streaming music on Spotify for free when you can pay for the privilege and have something to show for it? BY FRED MILLS This week, as June turned into July, in between the Health Care Follies revue, bleeding facelifts, and a preview of looming voter fraud/suppression tussles, we still received some […]