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. There’s too much life to live to be all wrapped up in that, so now it’s combined into one cozy corner of the vast online universe. The Chronicles of Michael Christopher is 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 a senior writer for Vanyaland, a columnist for The Daily Times and a regular contributor to outlets like LA Weekly, Diffuser, Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock. In the past I’ve written for the Boston Phoenix, Boston Magazine, PopMatters and Rockpile. My first book, on synth-pop legends Depeche Mode, is currently in the works and will come out in 2020.
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, Germany, France, Czech Republic 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.