Who The Hell Am I?

An insane man moonlighting as a respectable member of society from Portland, Oregon. A rock n roller since his mother first spun The Police’s “Roxanne,” I’m a lover of all things dabbler in soul, funk, jazz, blues, electronic and alternative hip-hop. Perhaps it’s easier to list what I don’t like: most gangsta rap, country-western and modern metal disagrees with my stomach.

Once upon a time, a friend told me to write about music. So I started doing that under the title of a Willie Bobo cover by Santana. Now I wonder about what Stu McKenzie has for breakfast, why John Congleton is the best damn record producer this side of the millennium and just how Common came to be my favourite hip-hop star. Been working on that last one for nearly a decade now. No answers as of yet.

If you want to see if your music agrees with my stomach, shoot me an email with your album at thefriedneckbones@gmail.com, subject line NEW MUSIC SUBMISSION (all caps so I know you mean it) along with basic information (album/single artist, title, producer, label, genre).


NO SINGLES PLEASE—albums, mixtapes and portfolios only.


I also write for Atwood Magazine

Follow me (that’s weird to type) on instagram and twitter as @benjamstoo