Killed by Desk

17 Jon Fine - Magazine Editor / Journalist - Bitch Magnet / Vineland / Coptic Light

Episode Summary

Jon formed Bitch Magnet while in college at Oberlin, and continued to play nearly constantly through his twenties and thirties. But when a moment of “what the fuck am I doing” hit him when he was nearly 40 years old, he committed himself to finding gainful employment - turning his occasional freelance writing into a full-time job in the publishing world. As he rose up the ranks in the industry, he found work at AdAge, Businessweek and as the acting Editor in Chief of Inc. magazine. In our conversation we talk about growing up in the punk/hardcore scene, finding a “real” job, writing a memoir, winning a James Beard award and continuing to play and tour on a more part-time basis as your career takes off, Jon is candid, smart and hilarious about it all. Jon has the ability to clearly communicate the experience all of our guests share and why they’re at where they’re at now. If you only listen to one Killed By Desk episode, make it this one! Poster Children David Granger Bitch Magnet Four Seasons Lunch Inc 5000 Le Dîner de Cons (film) Jeff Bercovici Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park Hit Rate East Bay Ray Jello Fess Ted Leo Great Adventure Oral History of Action Park The Dirt Natural Wine - Punk Rock Godhead Silo - Band who were a two piece so they could purchase BMX bikes on tour Will Oldham Lyon Wong Murder,he%20arrived%20at%20Sutter%20General. See Hear Paul Lukas - Beer Frame Our Band Could Be Your Life Daily New Strike 1990