July 2019

I found out that an interview-based story I wrote about the history of Pittsburgh’s Telephone Music Service will be published this Oct or Nov in Pittsburgh Magazine. I’m excited about the opportunity to publish with such an excellent local magazine and I look forward to seeing the article in print! Also, I recently published a short piece in Souciant about punk bands, e-commerce and communication. Click the image below for the link.










April 2019

I’m currently revising a magazine article about telephone jukeboxes and the Telephone Music Service that operated in Pittsburgh, PA from the 1940s until the late 1990s. I’m pretty excited about it and hoping to see something in print by the time summer rolls around. I’m also finishing up interviews that I’ve been doing for a project on political punk bands in Israel (during the 1990s and early 00s) that has occupied most of my time this winter. I’ve got a lot of transcription to do in the coming weeks and looking forward to spending some quality time writing this spring and early summer. Looking forward to riding bikes as much as possible this summer too.

March 9, 2019

I wrote a short piece this past week for Souciant about athletes, poverty, hunger and Trump’s fast food buffets for White House guests. Click the image below for the link.









January 26, 2019

I will be giving a talk next week at the University of Pittsburgh, as part of the Department of Music’s lecture series. The talk is free and open to the public. Click the image below for details.











Fall 2018

Hey folks! I am currently on sabbatical from my regular position at Penn State Greater Allegheny and conducting research as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh. If you want to reach me via email or social media, just click on Contact in the menu above. -z  

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