Welcome! This is the third or fourth iteration of this blog and hopefully the last. It used to be split into two; one was personal recollections and news while the other was a link to my published writings. That’s too much to deal with when there’s life to live, so now it’s matriculated into one cozy corner of the vast online universe. The Chronicles of Michael Christopher is basically a narrative on the goings on I find interesting. It might be my writings, photos, memories – whatever.
Music shapes my world, it’s what I primarily write about for a variety of publications. I’m the Managing Editor of Vanyaland, a columnist for The Daily Times and a contributor to places like LA Weekly, Diffuser and Ultimate Classic Rock. In the past I’ve written for the Boston Phoenix, Boston Magazine, PopMatters and Rockpile. My first book, a sort of rock and roll memoir, is currently in the works and will hopefully come out in late-2017.
I also love to travel and see how different cultures live and experience the world outside of the United States. The past few years have included China, Nicaragua and Iceland. The latter I return to each fall for their annual Iceland Airwaves music festival.
Poke around, check out some of my posts and leave some feedback. I truly hope you find some of it enjoyable and interesting.