ghost in the machine

First post

Hi, welcome to my homey little site. If you have followed my personal online projects in the past, then welcome back. This is the sixth or seventh blog/site I’ve launched; I can’t remember them all. The only one worth mentioning is Plug One, a site I managed between 2006 and 2011, and which remains archived online.

Over the next few months and beyond, I will add reviews from my 15-plus career as a music journalist. I also hope to write some new ones specifically for this site as time permits, but more likely I will add freelance reviews that I think are good enough for posterity. Unlike past projects, I won’t be using any pseudonyms. It’s just me and my words. My current inspiration for Critical Minded is Pauline Kael’s 5001 Nights at the Movies, and the way it serves as a virtual history of her movie-going life. I hope to use this as a repository for my years of listening to and reviewing hip-hop music “and other errata.” However, experience has taught me that goals often change over time.

Mosi Reeves
February 20, 2012


  • Jasmine De La Paz

    Hello Mosi,

    My name is Jazz – I’m the US label manager for Tru Thoughts.

    Just wanted to reach out and send you some music for possible coverage. I noticed you wrote a bit about the Wrongtom/Roots Manuva record. We are releasing a new record, Wrongtom Meets Deemas J, ‘In East London’ that I would love for you to check out.

    What email address is best to reach you at?

    I look forward to hearing from you.


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