In a strange turn of events, Rick from feedtime wanted to interview me too. My interview with him and a bunch of the people involved with feedtime will be up soon, but in the meantime, here's a little bit about me.
Rick Feedtime: Why do you review stuff?
Jordan Reyes: I actually just started "reviewing" records a few weeks ago. I hate reviews in general. I think they're catty and plastered in jealousy so I kind of get around that by just featuring records I want and doing a "release of the day." Positivity in music criticism is sometimes lacking so I try to focus on that.
Rf: How long have you been doing it?
JR: I started the blog two years ago and only did interviews until about four weeks ago.
Rf: Musically trained?
JR: I've sang for as long as I can remember. I was in musicals throughout middle school and high school. I played trombone and piano when I was a kid too and taught myself guitar starting at 18. I also did a lot of dance for a while from hip hop to interpretive stuff, including some group choreography.
Rf: In a band?
JR: Yeah. We're just starting and had our first couple of writing sessions recently, but it's really cool so far.
Rf: Solo stuff?
JR: Yeah, I've done a lot of solo music. I've written about 150 songs in the last couple of years but I haven't had anything properly released or really even tried to be honest, though I play around town here and there.
Rf: Listen to what?
JR: When I was a kid, I listened to hip hop and latin music like reggaeton and bachata, but got into rock and its derivatives when I was like 18. Now I listen to everything - industrial, noise, experimental, psych, rock, blues, folk, old world music, stuff from all over.
Rf: Why did you do the feedtime wiki entry?
JR: It wasn't up there and I thought it should be
Rf: Have you ever seen a vinyl record?
JR: Yeah. I spend all my money on records. It's my only expense other than food, rent, and transit. I started collecting about 5 years ago and now have around 1500 12" records.
Rf: Are you acquainted with Anya Ciccone?
JR: Not until you asked, but I looked her up and she seems great!