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David Greenwald is a writer and photographer living in Portland, Oregon, after a decade in Los Angeles. He is the Oregonian‘s music critic. Since 2005, he’s covered music for his own site, the MP3 blog Rawkblog.
David began his career with four years at the UCLA Daily Bruin, where he was a reporter, music editor and arts & entertainment editor and won two CCMA awards. He interned at Billboard, Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times before becoming a web editor at Access Hollywood, covering major news stories such as the death of Michael Jackson along with red carpets, film junkets and award shows. Next, he served as blog editor of the Los Angeles Times’ now-defunct alt-weekly, Brand X, where he launched the Times‘ L.A. Unheard local music column and reported on subjects ranging from Coachella to craft beer. After the end of Brand X, he was a contributing editor at Billboard.com and a freelance writer for publications including Slate, Rolling Stone and the Atlantic.
His words and photos on subjects including film, television, dining and men’s fashion have also appeared in the pages of GQ, the Wall Street Journal, New York, the Village Voice, MTV Buzzworthy, Nylon, LA Weekly and pioneering music webzine Cokemachineglow, where he was a staff writer. He’s spoken on industry panels at SXSW and the UK’s In the City festival, where he moderated a discussion that included Pitchfork‘s Ryan Schreiber and Drowned in Sound‘s Sean Adams. He’s been a guest on AXS TV’s AXS Live, the BBC6′s “Now Playing,” Billboard‘s “The Music Insider” and Colombia’s LA X 103.9 FM.
His first photography exhibition, RAWKSHOTS, was held in summer 2010 at Origami Vinyl, and his web design work includes Rawkblog’s current iteration. He’s organized and promoted numerous music events, including the L.A. Unheard concert series and Rawkblog and TwentyFourBit’s SXSW parties. He was once included on TIME.com’s 10 Best Tweets from the Emmys and has been retweeted and favorited by Ryan Seacrest, Lena Dunham, and Ryan Adams, among others.
When David grows up, he’d like to write a song nearly as good as Todd Rundgren’s “Hello It’s Me.” Until then, he’ll sing it at karaoke. He lives with his wife and cat, Ella Fitzgerald (pictured above).