A major feature in today’s P-I profiles indie-music stalwart Calvin Johnson and his career in tyhe wake of a serious 2003 accident. As befits the subject, the piece is self-evidently heartfelt. Written by one Travis Nichols, it’s clearly the work of someone who is deeply familiar with Johnson’s work. I’ve noticed Nichols’ byline here and there lately; more power to him, and I can’t wait until he starts writing about people and things he hasn’t cared about at all in the past, because I believe that is when one takes one’s measure in gigs such as the ones he is pursuing at the moment.
I remain amazed to see a major, front-of-section feature in ANY daily on artists that matter to me, as Calvin does.