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Jim Simpson is an award-winning fiction writer and freelance music critic. A native of the wilds of Florida's Gulf Coast, he now resides on the scruffy fringes of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Granvilleauto article

Saving History One Song at a Time

Review of Granville Automatic album.

Costello article

Adventures in Emotional Fascism

(Hellbomb Music & Arts)
Do You Remember? A Look Back at Armed Forces by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Sabina toujours article article article

Sabina - Toujours

Toujours is a head spinning ride through the yin and yang of human emotion, from ebullient joy to deep introspection, with love as the common thread.

Tmbg article

Q&A with John Linnell of They Might Be Giants

Two-time Grammy winners and college-radio veterans They Might Be Giants bring their playfully surreal sound to Atlanta for two shows at the Variety Playhouse.

Red shoes1 article
The Weeklings

Power Trio: 3 Songs About Red Shoes That Are About Much More Than Red Shoes

In which Jim Simpson indulges his inner cobbler....

Tnb pill article
The Nervous Breakdown

Jim Simpson | #9 Dream | The Nervous Breakdown

Reluctant realist, committed dreamer Jim Simpson has a plan for a more peaceful planet.

Viewday 2 article
The Nervous Breakdown

Jim Simpson | A Portable Snack Because We Had Neither the Time ...

Jim Simpson and his lovely wife Susan visit the City of Lights and meet up with another TNB writer along the way....

The Nervous Breakdown

Jim Simpson | Lessons Learned in the Summer-Job Kitchen and ...

In college I worked one summer as a line cook in a 120-seat restaurant of a small hotel in Florida. Although I had no formal training as a cook, ......


Live Review: Jeff Beck, Imelda May at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, June 11

Live Review: Jeff Beck, Imelda May at Chastain Park...

The Nervous Breakdown

Jim Simpson | The Power of The Backward Clock and Those ...

I've been thinking about the power of fiction, or the power of good writing, to transport us to another time. A talented writer can remove us from ......

Awaiting the Flood

Luke Elliot - Death of a Widow - (Yerbird Records) | Awaiting the Flood

It’s a bit overwhelming to delve into at first, but like a classic Faulkner novel (take your pick of the major works like Absalom, Absalom!, Light in August, or The Sound and the Fury) once you’re in, there are many rewards.

Awaiting the Flood

Charlie Louvin - Hickory Wind: Live at the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull ...

Charlie Louvin is a living legend. He’s been a star for much longer than anyone else in the recording business.

Awaiting the Flood

Q&A with The Secret Sisters - (Way More Than 12 Questions ...

I recently spoke with the bright and whipsmart 20-somethings via phone from Nashville, and it was undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable interviews I’ve ever had the pleasure to conduct. They even played along with our off-the-wall 12 QUESTIONS WITH . . . feature.

Awaiting the Flood

Those Darlins - "Screws Get Loose" - Signed CD Giveaway ...

Those Darlins – “Screws Get Loose” Signed CD Giveaway · Contests, Features, Music — By Jim Simpson on March 22, 2011 8:30 pm ......

Awaiting the Flood

Bob Dylan: From The Village to the Basement | Awaiting the Flood

News — By Jim Simpson on December 11, 2014 5:00 am. In the summer of 1967 , Dylan ensconced himself, along with Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard ......