Cathartic Destruction

Matthew Teutsch
5 min readMay 17, 2024

For all of the music I created, I only recorded in a studio once, during college. I was in a ska band, and we saved up enough money to book some time at a local studio. During one of the songs, it was my turn to track the guitar solo. I went into the booth, put the headphones on, and played what I normally played. My band mates, listening from outside, were perplexed. When I was done, they asked, “Is that what you normally play?” I reassured them…

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Matthew Teutsch

Here, you will find reflections on African American, American, and Southern Literature, American popular culture and politics, and pedagogy.