Hit It Or Quit It's A Hit With Us

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on May 14, 2010 8:20PM

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JR Nelson
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Jessica Hopper
We've long been fans of both Jessica Hopper and JR Nelson's writing, but they've brought their insightful crit-wit to the airwaves. Well, the airwaves of the internet at least. Named after Hopper's long-running 'zine, the Hit It Or Quit It podcast grew out of an appearance on Vocalo a few weeks ago connected to the duo's relatively new Gossip Wolf feature in The Reader. Gossip Wolf collects musical news and oddities from the week and the Hit It Or Quit It podcast follows roughly the same format, only with a lot more conversational fuel and stream of consciousness humor.

Recent subjects have included the search for Parliament Funkadelic's missing mothership, a 32-year-olds brand new relationship with Public Enemy, and weather reports from members of Disappears and Abe Vigoda. So far it's been a great listen every time, so add it to your podcast queue.

In related news, Hopper will be making a rare DJ appearance at Subterranean on Monday, May 17 to help send Blocks Together, a grassroots direct-action organizing group from West Humboldt Park to the US Social Forum 2010 in Detroit. Blocks Together is "working to challenge the school-to-prison pipeline by organizing for more Restorative Justice alternatives to harsh discipline policies that rely heavily on police in schools." So you can enjoy some awesome jams while doing good for the community? Sounds like a deal to us!