A musician and record store rat for almost four decades, Brent wrote record reviews and music articles for three years, from 1984 until 1987, for the Chattanooga News Free Press (now the Chattanooga Times Free Press). Though musically active, and never without an insight or opinion, he wrote less for a few years, concentrating on career and family. A few pieces for local and independent publications, and that was about it.
He started cranking up again in the nineties, participating in digital discussions via newsgroups and bulletin boards, doing a few articles for music-oriented websites. In 2002, he started his own blog, UberMullet, dedicated to in-depth and irreverent studies of established canons of several musical genres. It later stretched to encompass politics, culture, art, and sports.
A period of functional blindness sidelined him for a year. When he came back, the original Ubermullet blog had been sold in one of those predatory dotcom transactions that littered the digital landscape. He was not able to comply with the new owners demands, and the content was lost. No doubt, it still sits on a hard drive somewhere, but numerous searches (and pleas to automated "help" desks from various and mutating companies) have come up empty.
After much weeping and gnashing of teeth, he registered the name, and rebooted the blog. It is active today, at www.ubermullet.com .