Alex DiBlasi

Alex DiBlasi is a writer and musician based out of Philadelphia. As a journalist, he has contributed articles for the Queens Courier, Long Island City magazine, the Journal of Rock Music Studies, and the American Music Review. As an academic, he has written about Frank Zappa, The Monkees, The Kinks, and the cinema of the Czech New Wave. He also previously taught literature at St. John’s University in Queens. His first book, an anthology of scholarly essays from all over the world on Geek Rock, co-edited with Dr. Victoria Willis, will be released in October 2014 by Scarecrow Press. Alex spent most of 2013 and part of 2014 on the road with his partner Alexa Altman, visiting each of the Lower 48 states as the basis for a book. Aside from his work in the arts, Alex also works with the Manhattan-based Sikh Coalition as an advocate for religious freedom.

Posts by Alex DiBlasi:

American Weirdness: In The Mitten –
Sights and Sites in Central Michigan
, Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

American Weirdness: In Awe of the Salton Sea, Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

“The Seeker” – The Meher Spiritual Center, Myrtle Beach, Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

American Weirdness: Maine – A Breath of Fresh Air, Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

American Weirdness:
Shutdown Blues in the Badlands of South Dakota
, Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

American Weirdness: San Antonio, TX, Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

American Weirdness: New Orleans –
Music and Voodoo in the French Quarter
, Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Master Class: The Art of Dying
George Harrison’s Best Solo Songs
, Sunday, March 9th, 2014