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Jon of All Trades pays tribute to Rooster & Moon, closing on September 30, 2016.

Rooster & Moon

It’s September 22 as I type this at the bar of Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub. Eight days from now, Rooster & Moon will close its doors and say goodbye to the community. I’ve written and podcasted about my love [...]

September 22, 2016 Blog, Tribute
Vote for Jon of All Trades for Best Denver Podcast in Westword's Best of Denver 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

Vote for Jon of All Trades in the Westword’s Best of Denver Readers’ Choice Awards

Dear Jon of All Trades Listener, Well, holy shit! The Jon of All Trades Podcast is a finalist in the Westword’s Best of Denver 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, and it’s because of you. Thank you to everyone who took a [...]

March 10, 2016 Blog, News
Jon of All Trades ranks the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Characters

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Characters, Ranked

It’s a cliché at this point to describe your noble parental intentions not to allow your child to watch television and succeed where the millions of parents before you failed, only to succumb to the relentless unhappiness and subsequent shrill [...]

February 26, 2016 Blog, Film and Television, Parenthood


It’s hard to classify winning the Super Bowl as an underrated experience with a straight face. It’s only the largest secular holiday in America, one of the last universally shared annual experiences we have as a culture, and is largely [...]

February 8, 2016 Blog, Sports

Trolling the Troll

The two-week layoff between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl is a cosmic wasteland of NFL news, which leaves the drones and shills who cover the NFL precious little to discuss. As a general practice, I avoid most [...]

February 5, 2016 Blog, Rants, Sports


I’ll admit to not understanding the Taylor Swift thing in the least until very recently. Until that “Shake It Off” song stormed everyone’s consciousness earlier this year, I couldn’t even name you a single Taylor Swift song. In fact, outside [...]

September 22, 2015 Blog, Inside My Head, Music

Mike Gaughan

I was 26 years old, brand new to the account, and still pretty green when it came to working for a PR agency. I attended a meeting of the various consultants under the employ of the client not really knowing [...]

August 27, 2015 Blog, Tribute

Denver Post

I didn’t know this would happen, per se, but this is always how things unfold. I announce that I’m going on hiatus, and cool shit starts to happen. I get introduced to new potential guests, people from my life I [...]

April 24, 2015 Blog, News

Heritage Square

Another piece of my childhood is evaporating. As has been lamented all over my Facebook feed for the last couple of weeks, it has been announced that Heritage Square will close at the end of the 2015 season. Having grown [...]

February 17, 2015 Blog, Tribute
Ernie Banks Tribute


I should not be the one to write an Ernie Banks tribute. It should be my dad. Ernie Banks was my dad’s hero, and when I mourn Ernie Banks, I’m actually mourning a part of my dad. But since this [...]

January 29, 2015 Blog, Tribute