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writings by the band

Your first stop should be

Read all sorts of diary entries on the diary page of
This includes John on 'When I Pretend to Fall', John on 'The Worst You Can Do Is Harm' and Sean on 'The Worst You Can Do Is Harm'.

In the Bio section, John introduces the band, and doesn't forget former Long Winters members

writings by the band in other places

seattle weekly logo Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency
Weekly blog from John Roderick started in February 2008 and went on hiatus in August 2008, then was continued in October 2010. Highly recommended reading, with some pieces giving an interesting insight into the life of a musician.

Bonnaroo; Music, Heat and Craziness from Tennessee
MSNBC, 16-19 June 2007, by John Roderick

Bonnaroo: Where Indie Cynicism And Hippie Idealism Collide |  part 2 |  part 3
CMJ, 19/20/26 June 2006, by John Roderick

The Touring Musician: How Seattle Compares to Other Music Cities
Seattle Sound Magazine, March 2006, by John Roderick

The Rest of You Can Eat Shit
Long Winters Fall, 2003 Tour Diary, by Sean Nelson on

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there's more to life than music

Three from-the-road reports and an interview about John's walk from Amsterdam to Istanbul, in UW's The Daily in 1999:
Notes from the Field 7 July |  21 July |  11 August
The Daily, by John Roderick
Crossing Europe on foot
The Daily, 15 October 1999, by Paul Condra

John wrote a couple of film reviews for Seattle newspaper The Stranger in 2000 and 2001:
The Royal Tenenbaums |  Bread and Roses |  WTO documentary |  The Lifestyle: Group sex in the suburbs documentary

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