In 1994, I was living in Providence, Rhode Island and supporting myself by taking on a bunch of different writing projects, one of which was writing music criticism for the local paper -- The Providence Journal. It was good fun, allowing me to see a bunch of great bands (Beastie Boys, Queen Latifah, Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, etc. etc.) on someone else's dime. Alas, these were the days before the Internet, so all of the concert and album reviews I wrote are basically lost to the sands of time. (Note to the ProJo: please digitize your archives!) Doing a recent pre-spring cleaning, I found some of the pieces that I wrote, a few of which I have decided to post here, just so they don't disappear completely.