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Post Rock is a blog about music. Not just rock music. Certainly not just post-rock. Rock, pop, hip-hop, country, R&B, maybe even the Wiggles. It is written by J. Freedom du Lac and David Malitz.

J. Freedom du Lac is the pop music critic for The Washington Post. He likes Dobros, 808 kick drums, rainy day women Nos. 23 and 43 and long walks with the Beach Boys classic, "Pet Sounds," on his headphones. He did not like getting chewed out backstage by Timothy B. Schmit. He's great with 4/4 and 3/4 time but struggles with compound time signatures, such as 9/8. J. Freedom is a native of San Francisco, having been born on Haight Street to a pair of hippies. Thus, the middle name. And no, you can't be his plus-one.

David Malitz is the music editor for washingtonpost.com. He likes going to too many rock shows, watching too many Portland Trailblazers games after those rock shows and eating too many Bagel Bites. He's pretty sure that "Can You Get to That" is the greatest song of all time. He's got a real problem with bridges (not the kind you drive or walk on). When he gets drunk he just might tell you to pick some numbers at random and then suddenly start singing a Pavement song.

By David Malitz |  November 7, 2007; 7:26 PM ET
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Ok, I've been reading the chat for a while, and don't recall any Timothy B. Schmidt stories. Spill or a link, please!

Posted by: Hemisphire | November 9, 2007 4:01 PM

Malitz, your team is going down this week.

Posted by: Harrison | November 9, 2007 4:19 PM

While we're waiting for this thing to rev up, we've been revved for a while now:


Posted by: Jon | November 9, 2007 6:19 PM

It should also be noted in the comments that JFDL doesn't care for getting dissed on-air by KC, late of the Sunshine Band. And trul, who can blame him?

Glad this thing is up and running.

Posted by: AftnDelight | November 12, 2007 11:27 AM

Idea for thread: JFDL and MD list their all-time favorite artists, albums, and songs. Give us a window into your souls, guys.

Posted by: SSMD | November 12, 2007 12:21 PM

I agree that Malitz's team is going down. Not sure in what, but it works as a general principle.

Posted by: Lindemann | November 13, 2007 11:43 AM

Good to see another Blazer fan in DC.

I like our chances against the Wizards. Roy is playing out of his mind.

Posted by: Justin M | November 13, 2007 1:14 PM

Struggle with 9/8? Try Brubeck's "Blue Rondo." 9/8, but grouped in 2-2-2-3. Real clear rhythm.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 14, 2007 6:31 PM

Oracle Status Attributed to Blog Comments By Harrison, Lindemann

Posted by: Lindemann | November 17, 2007 9:25 PM

ALM, it's important to point out that I love the Wizards more than breathable air and I took great pleasure in their AgentZero-less victory over the listless Blazers last night. I enjoy watching Blazers games because they are on when I get home, due to them playing on the West Coast, and I always like to watch some Steve Blake.

Harrison's fantasy football squad did destroy mine a few weeks ago, though.

Posted by: David | November 18, 2007 10:59 AM

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