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Links to all the blog posts that have appeared on Jon of All Trades and Eks Axis.

I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

You’d think after more than nine years of being in business for myself, nearly a decade working for others before that and successfully completing a rigorous master’s degree program, I’d have a better sense of how things work or why I’m successful or simply what the fuck I’m even doing, but I don’t. This might…

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Jax

“Joy and Sean showed up at my apartment with a litter box, some food, and a box of cat toys.” This is Kristin telling me a story in 2004. We had met like a week earlier as we were both beginning graduate school at Colorado State in the same program. “And I said, ‘I don’t…

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The Jon of All Trades 10th Anniversary Mailbag Pt. II

Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Mailbag Pt. II! As I like writing just as much as I like talking – truthfully, I probably like writing a little bit better if I’m being 100% honest – I wanted to pay heed to both artforms. Plus, I got an absolute shitload of questions, and I didn’t want…

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1. “Audience of One” by Rise Against (2008)

The JOAT 50 Song Countdown is a blog series where every weekday for 10 weeks I am posting a brand new long form essay where I have ranked and written about my 50 favorite songs of all-time. From Adele to Zac Brown Band, Patsy Cline to Plasma Canvas, Ludacris to Rise Against, this series offers…

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2. “Middle of Nowhere” by Hot Hot Heat (2005)

The JOAT 50 Song Countdown is a blog series where every weekday for 10 weeks I am posting a brand new long form essay where I have ranked and written about my 50 favorite songs of all-time. From Adele to Zac Brown Band, Patsy Cline to Plasma Canvas, Ludacris to Rise Against, this series offers…

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3. “Under the Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992)

The JOAT 50 Song Countdown is a blog series where every weekday for 10 weeks I am posting a brand new long form essay where I have ranked and written about my 50 favorite songs of all-time. From Adele to Zac Brown Band, Patsy Cline to Plasma Canvas, Ludacris to Rise Against, this series offers…

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4. “Too Close To See” by Strung Out (1998)

The JOAT 50 Song Countdown is a blog series where every weekday for 10 weeks I am posting a brand new long form essay where I have ranked and written about my 50 favorite songs of all-time. From Adele to Zac Brown Band, Patsy Cline to Plasma Canvas, Ludacris to Rise Against, this series offers…

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5. “Tonight, Tonight” by Smashing Pumpkins (1995)

The JOAT 50 Song Countdown is a blog series where every weekday for 10 weeks I am posting a brand new long form essay where I have ranked and written about my 50 favorite songs of all-time. From Adele to Zac Brown Band, Patsy Cline to Plasma Canvas, Ludacris to Rise Against, this series offers…

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6. “Janie Jones” by The Clash (1977)

The JOAT 50 Song Countdown is a blog series where every weekday for 10 weeks I am posting a brand new long form essay where I have ranked and written about my 50 favorite songs of all-time. From Adele to Zac Brown Band, Patsy Cline to Plasma Canvas, Ludacris to Rise Against, this series offers…

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7. “Stay” by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories (1994)

The JOAT 50 Song Countdown is a blog series where every weekday for 10 weeks I am posting a brand new long form essay where I have ranked and written about my 50 favorite songs of all-time. From Adele to Zac Brown Band, Patsy Cline to Plasma Canvas, Ludacris to Rise Against, this series offers…

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