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Sean Michaels

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in Stirling, Scotland, The United Kingdom



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Born in Stirling, Scotland in 1982, Sean Michaels grew up in Ottawa, Canada. Apart from stints in Edinburgh and Kraków, he has lived in Montreal since 2000.

Sean founded the music blog Said the Gramophone in 2003.

Working mainly as a music critic, Sean's non-fiction has been published by McSweeney's, the Guardian, Pitchfork, the Globe & Mail, the Walrus, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, the Believer, Paste, the Observer and Brick. He is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards. His short stories have appeared in the anthologies We Are The Friction and The Art of Trespassing.

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“What is one to do with old letters? Old gold, he thought. It is difficult to throw away anything that once seemed precious.”
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“I felt then what I have felt many times since. It is the moment you forget the electricity, the conducting metals and skipping electrons, the tubes and wires and fundamental principles; standing with hands in pockets you forget these things and for a hot, proud instant you think it is you who did this, who made the tubes glow, you clever mouse.”
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