Negative Progression

Chris Whitehead
It started as an idea for a zine, then maybe it was gonna be a blog, then it became a zine and now it's also a Substack. Format aside, it's me writing about the things I love.
Created 11 Nov 2020
  • Dungeonquest: A Statistical Analysis
    15 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Hey y’all. As always, thanks for reading! I appreciate you. I’m taking a fairly significant change in direction this time out by doing something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, which is data ...
  • Album Stories: Armed Love
    01 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 11
    Album Stories is an ongoing series, in which I wax nostalgic about an album and how it fits into my life. I remain a firm believer in the long play album as the perfect medium. I love a #1 hit single ...
  • One Perfect Song: Maximum Detail
    10 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 0 3
    Songs can take many forms. Some are engineered to be an anthemic single. Some are the perfect opener or closer (for an album or a live show). One Perfect Song is an ongoing series in which I highlight...
  • Schrödinger's Band: The Greatest Hits of Heavy Times
    13 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 1 2
    The Greatest Hits compilation seems to be a much maligned concept. I both understand why that is the case and also hate that it is the case. I have about 15 greatest hits CDs in my car at this exact m...
  • Grab Bag, Volume 4: God Emperor of Grab Bag
    30 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    Greetings, Negative Progressors! I hope you’re having a Bitchin’ Summer. I went to the beach last weekend and got sunburned doing nothing more complicated than eating a sandwich. Sometimes, I guess, y...
  • Against All Odds: The Best of Live Aid
    16 Jul 2021 • 12 min read
    Hey friends. This week, I’m hoping that by writing about a thing, I can maybe stop my recurring obsession with said thing? That thing being Live Aid, the double-location concert-of-all-concerts, which...
  • "Musical Musings" {Republication from the Negative Progression 'zine}
    02 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Salutations to all the dedicated Negative Progressors1 out there! To recap briefly: Negative Progression started as pandemic-era DIY ‘zine project for me to keep busy/stay sane/feel connected with my ...
  • Rumours By Decade, Part 2: Some of the contenders from the 90s
    18 Jun 2021 • 9 min read • 1 3
    Fist, a quick recap: #RumoursByDecade is a fun/weird/stupid/incredible Twitter-Thing™ that my friend Casey started years ago. I wrote a primer about it a couple months back that you might wanna check ...
  • The Boneyard: Where Ideas Go To Die
    28 May 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Welcome, new friends and welcome back, old friends. Always very glad to have you here, reading these. For those of you keeping score at home, I think this has “officially” become a fortnightly newslet...
  • Album Stories: Ultimate Painting
    14 May 2021 • 6 min read • 2 2
    Album Stories is an ongoing series, in which I wax nostalgic about an album and how it fits into my life. If you talk to cool people, they might tell you that the humble 45rpm single is the perfect me...
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