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March 2, 2019

I pass judgement on other people's music, so I guess it's only right I should share mine. 

In 1985, I when I moved to Albany, New York to go to grad school. I worked at a high-end ice cream parlor where I scooped cones and made flavors like Raspberry Truffle and Moonshine. There, I met a co-worker named Mitch Rosen, and we started playing guitar and writing songs. We both liked pop music, new wave and African guitar styles. Mit...

December 17, 2018

1. I am not going to talk any more about patenting my idea to have windshield wipers

automatically sync to the beat of the music on car stereos. It’s a great idea. But there’s just too much paperwork involved. And the lawyers at work won’t even help me. Also, even though I know this can be done, I have no idea how to do it.

2. And my other auto-enhancement idea? The Braggadocio Motorcycle Muffler that turns loud engine revs int...

November 7, 2018

In seven body-rocking minutes, this video recasts Samuel Beckett's brilliant Waiting for Godot as the story of two down-and-out hype-men who are stuck on stage awaiting the arrival of their vaunted MC. It stars Yohance Barton and James Maloney, two Brooklyn-based talents, who play Gogo and Didi, respectively. They are the bomb, but don't take my word for it.. Long-time New York actor and voice-over giant Chuck Montgomery appea...

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(and think thrice)."

— Will Hermes, author of Loves Goes to Buildings on Fire and Rolling Stone senior critic

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"Kaufman's critical manifesto is a freewheeling exploration of aesthetics and musical evolution, brimming with humor and often jarring opinions. Imagine shooting the shit with your favorite music freak debating Billy Joel or Rush —except he's equally adept riffing on Plato or Philip Roth." — Josh Rosenthal, author of The Record Store of the Mind


"Metaphysical Graffiti is a worthy companion to Psychotic Reactions & Carburetor Dung, mining music history, philosophy and comedy to explore our relationships to and with popular music. Kaufman spreads the love (and bile) around in engaging fashion."

— Andreas Killen, author of 1973 Nervous Breakdown

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