I’d like to know, because I’d like to get to know writer John McAlley. Catching up with this month’s GQ at lunchtime, I happened to enjoy a story about said writer’s dalliance with Peter Frampton’s ex-girlfriend 30 years ago this Labor Day. The story — not online, near as I can tell — involved a good bit of rock history; some enjoyable McAlley personal history; and a great NSFW quote about why the 10-years-older, drug-n-booze party girl ex-girlfriend would go for a teetotal, self-identified record-store-clerk nerd like McAlley. It was a great read. Then I get to the bio:
John McAlley has written for Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Spin. He lives in Dallas and is currently a contributing editor at NPR.org.
Hunh. I ask Tim and Zac if they’ve heard of John McAlley. No and no. Then, just Internet browsing, minding my own, I see McAlley has the current cover story on Spin. It’s a profile of Beck that gets some Idolator analysis. McAlley’s suddenly everywhere, and he came from seemingly nowhere. (“Seemingly” to me, at least.) Please, sir, come forward so I may buy you a beer or two and hear the even juicier bits that didn’t make it to print.