The Last Critic Standing, Hype Machine hater and Crumbler bête noire is lovingly profiled in the current issue of Columbia Journalism Review. As ever, the crumbling infrastructure of for-profit music criticism weighs heavily upon Weingarten. He has nothing but contempt for music fans who avoid the witticisms that spring from his pen each day in favor of simply downloading new music and seeing for themselves whether it’s any good.
“I could spend the whole night trying to find the right words to say something, and they just want information,” Weingarten seethes.
Reading that, I wondered how many nights Weingarten spent crafting the following piece of critical insight:
“Susan Boyle/I Dreamed A Dream: Fuck you, 2009. #2.5.”
Hard to believe that the going rate for criticism is on the decline, what with gems like this all up in our tweets.
Best of luck to Mr. Weingarten. Can’t wait to find out what else he hates.