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Robert Christgau, “Dean of American Rock Critics,” Joins Twitter

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 08.07.14 in News

The pioneers of pop music criticism in print are growing increasingly active online. Last month rock-crit O.G. Greil Marcus got a new online archive. And now Robert Christgau, the longtime Village Voice writer/editor and aptly self-described “Dean of American Rock Critics” — who already had an inexhaustible internet archive — has joined Twitter. And unlike in the recent case of Morrissey‘s short-lived tweeting presence, it’s really him.

“That’s me,” the Consumer Guide columnist from 1969 to 2013 told Wondering Sound in an email response to questions. “Don’t expect to tweet much — I’m working as hard as I ever have, with more to come — but it has its professional utilities. We shall see. If I start thinking about it too much after I’ve acclimatized I’ll regard it as a major danger sign. I like reading books myself.”

Check out the first tweets from @rxgau below. (Full disclosure: Christgau has contributed to WS’s sister site eMusic.)