I am a writer, drummer, and Northwestern University advisor, lecturer, and faculty-member-in-residence. I write a monthly column for Paste Food, interviewing musicians about eating on the road and at home, and my food memoir, Red Velvet Underground, is out on Agate Midway. I was a founding member of the Boston band the Blake Babies, with Juliana Hatfield, and have since played with Antenna, The Mysteries of Life, Gentleman Caller, and Some Girls, among other bands. At Northwestern University I advise students in Radio/TV/Film and I teach a seminar in Communication Studies titled, "Food, Communication, and Culture." As a faculty-member-in-residence, I mull apple cider every Sunday night for 200 undergraduates.