i do a variety of writing, including music writing and fiction!
☆ i wrote the novel-length story C7, a queer romance about music, disability, and 00s anime kid nostalgia, for Shousetsu Bang*Bang #94 under the name Oh Kashi.
※ please note that this story contains explicit content.
☆ i run the informal music blog ballista beats, where i review singles and albums and talk about which songs i think should get covered in the rhythm-game-slash-multimedia-franchise i’m over-invested in.
☆ i was a casual contributor to The Singles Jukebox, a music review site where the pop singles of the year are given short reviews by a diverse group of music enthusiasts, which is not only fun, but also an excellent way to discover pop music you didn’t even know existed. the site sadly closed in 2022, but the archives are still up for reading.
☆ i’ve contributed to a couple of issues of This Side of Japan, a newsletter by Ryo Miyauchi about Japanese music old and new. i covered a GO!GO!7188 single for (Flipped) Issue #35: Arigato! and a top 10 list of my favorite Japanese songs for This Side of Japan’s Best of 2021: Friends List. if you’re even just a casual listener of Japanese music, i highly recommend checking out Ryo’s work — they’re an incredibly thoughtful and insightful music writer, and they bring a huge variety of genres and artists to the table.