Bernard Zuel has been writing about music since typewriters, C90 mixtapes and coming home stinking of everyone else’s smokes.

Having written for RAM, Rolling Stone and street press, and talked on TV/radio for anyone who asked and paid nothing, he’s been covering arts at the Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media for more than 20 years, the past 12 or so as senior music writer and chief critic.

He still buys records and discs and sound files because it’s great.

Twitter @BernardZuel