Mike Appelstein is a New York native, currently living in St. Louis.
From 1985-1991, Mike Appelstein published eight issues of Writer's Block. The last issue featured a journal from the International Pop Underground convention in Olympia, WA.
Mike Appelstein has also created an extensive discography of the Young Marble Giants. His weblog Frum With Privileges documents a failed attempt to live an Orthodox Jewish lifestyle.
In the mid-1990's Appelstein worked for VH1, a cable television network. He is currently attending law school at St. Louis University.