Joseph McCombs: copy editor, writer, music critic
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Hello, and thanks for visiting. I'm Joe McCombs, a guy who plays with words for a living and listens to too much music. Currently I'm a copy editor for Time magazine. In months past I've written for the Stylus Singles Jukebox, the All Music Guide,, and The Village Voice, where I was copy chief in the first half of 2007.

I'm a huge fan of the pop, rock, and soul music of the 1960s and 1970s, and indulged this passion with two papers delivered at the Experience Music Project's annual Pop Conference: "Whoops, I Mean Girl: Toying With Sexuality in Song" and "10 Reasons Why the Monkees Should Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame." At left, I've provided links to those and to my reviews and other scribblings. Hope you enjoy!

What's new:

12/5/07: still working on re-creating old site content. Sorry!


Thank you for your interest in my work!