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! For Full Length Episodes And Merchandise Go To https://www.patreon.com/killedbydesk Follow: Killed By Desk Insta: @killedbydeskpodcast Twitter: @killedbydesk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/killedbydesk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/killedbydesk

Episode Notes

Links:

Jon Fine

https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/jon-fine

https://www.facebook.com/jonfineauthor/

Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)

https://www.amazon.com/Your-Band-Sucks-Failed-Revolution/dp/014310828X

Elon Musk’s Tweets

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-tweets-about-the-size-of-his-rocket

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-420-tweet-timeline-analysis-through-2020-2020-1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/01/musk-tesla-stock/

IRS Debt

https://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/why-you-should-pay-the-irs-first-and-who-to-pay-next-2433/

Ad Age 

https://adage.com/

Chris Browkaw - Example of an actual full-time musician

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Brokaw

Hair and attitude a must

https://metalodyssey.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/antidote-promo-band-pic-mo33ilmfso333.png

Poster Children

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poster_Children

David Granger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_M._Granger

Bitch Magnet

https://www.wnyc.org/story/bitch-magnet-best-90s-band-you-never-heard-of/

Four Seasons Lunch

https://ny.eater.com/2017/5/5/15559494/the-grill-menu-prices-expensive-or-not

Inc 5000

https://www.inc.com/inc5000

Le Dîner de Cons (film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_D%C3%AEner_de_Cons_(film)

Jeff Bercovici

https://www.latimes.com/people/jeff-bercovici

Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park

https://youtu.be/n-mpifTiPV4?t=29

Hit Rate

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2009/02/how-much-does-it-cost-to-put-a-hit-on-someone.html

https://www.quora.com/How-much-if-anything-are-people-paid-to-appear-on-TV-news-shows-as-pundits-or-commentators

East Bay Ray

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/24292-forgotten-heroes-east-bay-ray

https://www.researchpubs.com/interviews/ex-dead-kennedys-vs-jello-biafra/

Jello

https://thehardtimes.net/music/lucky-airline-passenger-wins-free-five-hour-spoken-word-concert-by-jello-biafra/

https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/education/docs/hf-Jello%20and%20Peter%20Cooper.pdf

Fess

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fess&page=2

Ted Leo

https://pitchfork.com/news/33867-ted-leo-cancels-upcoming-dates/

Great Adventure

https://blooloop.com/news/six-flags-great-adventure-safari-drive-through/

Oral History of Action Park

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/536412/action-park-water-park-oral-history

https://www.amazon.com/Action-Park-Americas-Dangerous-Amusement/dp/B08158PLYZ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1611027197&refinements=p_27%3AJake+Rossen&s=books&sr=1-1

The Dirt

https://www.amazon.com/Dirt-Confessions-Worlds-Most-Notorious/dp/0060989157

Natural Wine - Punk Rock

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/natural-wine-weird-or-wonderful

https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/ochota+barrel+the+fugazi+grenache+south+australia

Godhead Silo - Band who were a two piece so they could purchase BMX bikes on tour

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/music/threat-assessment-godheadsilo-6423803

Will Oldham

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Oldham

Lyon Wong Murder

http://www.midtownmonthly.net/music/tales-of-terror/#:~:text=Lyon%20Wong%20was%20walking%20late,he%20arrived%20at%20Sutter%20General.

See Hear

https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/tag/see-hear-east-village/

Paul Lukas - Beer Frame

https://www.amazon.com/Inconspicuous-Consumption-Obsessive-Granted-Everyday/dp/0517886685/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&qid=1611027921&refinements=p_27%3APaul+Lukas&s=books&sr=1-10&text=Paul+Lukas

Our Band Could Be Your Life

https://www.amazon.com/Our-Band-Could-Your-Life/dp/0316787531

Daily New Strike 1990

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1990/10/26/Second-day-of-bitter-Daily-News-strike-erupts-in-violence/1536656913600/