Jesse Jarnow

Boy howdy. I’m Jesse. I’m a writer and a DJ on WFMU.

Currently, I’m working on a new book for Da Capo, provisionally titled Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America about the Deadhead continuum and very far beyond. It’s not due out ’til 2015 or so, but you can follow along with some of my research by way of Goodreads and Twitter.

Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock came out in 2012 via Gotham Books. You can acquire it by click-click-clicking on the big link at the upper right corner or at BIGDAYCOMING.net. Follow @big_day_coming or on Facebook for rare YLT/indie nuggets, playlists, ephemera, deep cuts, and book news.

I’ve got a highlights reel of articles here. All episodes of the Frow Show are archived.

A few years ago, I helped assemble a DVD of my father’s animation, called Celestial Navigations: The Short Films of Al Jarnow, produced by the Numero Group.

Some pieces I’ve done have been featured in collections. I’ve also done a bit of educational writing. There’s lots of material scattered around this site, mostly under the category headers on the right-hand column.

I play in a band. You can follow our adventures on Twitter.

Which is also where I’m at most of the time: The connection to twitter has returned an error. Please try again later.