2009 Music Preview: March 2009 Music Preview: March
Remember how January and February 2009 were/are awesome months for music?  Good news!  March will be a month in which you can save a lot of money, because it is NOT VERY GOOD.  On the other hand, the month’s notable releases are higher quality, on average, than those in February.  Oh, and two...
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2009 Music Preview: February 2009 Music Preview: February
Handsome Furs: Face Control Fact: I am always up for a Wolf Parade side-project.  Fact:  This is Wolf Parade co-frontman Dan Boeckner’s side project, recorded with his wife, Alexei Perry.  Their first release, Plague Park, was a bit too heavy and droning for my tastes, but I really like Boeckner’s...
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2009 Music Preview: January 2009 Music Preview: January
Hey, remember way back into last month?  Back when America’s love affair with Slumdog Millionaire was in full swing and Jessica Simpson was on all the tabloids for gaining weight?  In case those days have been lost for you in the sands of time, here’s an interesting tidbit: America saw...
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Suddenly Everything Has Changed Suddenly Everything Has Changed
Back when I was in high school (or was it middle school?), the Flaming Lips came out with their now seminal hit, “She Don’t Use Jelly.” I’m sure I’m not the only one who loved it on this blog (or reading this blog for that matter), and went and picked up their album Transmissions from the...
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Overkill River: The Story So Far Overkill River: The Story So Far
I think we’re all willing to admit that reading through the Overkill River series that we’re doing with our friends at Hey, There’s a Bird in This Mirror! takes more than a bit of stamina. At the same time, the content of these entries is (1) phenomenal and (2) probably the best evaluation...
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Overkill River, Or ‘That’s an Awful Lot of Analysis for “Some Mid-Level Band,”’ Part 4 Overkill River, Or ‘That’s an Awful Lot of Analysis for “Some Mid-Level Band,”’ Part 4
Overkill River: The Lie We Share “One minute was enough, Tyler said, a person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.” ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 3 Begin with the assumption that,...
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Overkill River, Or ‘That’s an Awful Lot of Analysis for “Some Mid-Level Band”’ Part 2 Overkill River, Or ‘That’s an Awful Lot of Analysis for “Some Mid-Level Band”’ Part 2
Here we go, I’m stepping up to bat with our friends at Hey There’s a Bird In This Mirror! in analyzing Okkervil River’s The Stage Names and The Stand Ins. Some necessary reading: IntroPart 1 “This Art Is Not a Movie…or Maybe” – The Creative Process Songs The...
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Overkill River, Or ‘That’s an Awful Lot of Analysis for “Some Mid-Level Band”’ Overkill River, Or ‘That’s an Awful Lot of Analysis for “Some Mid-Level Band”’
We’ve never been shy about our appreciation of fellow bloggers Dave and Raina over at Hey, There’s a Bird in This Mirror!  They’re two of the sharpest and cleverest people you’ll find on these here internets, and that’s why E and I have been so eager to find a project...
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Crack Rap, and the war on drugs in hip hop [music] Crack Rap, and the war on drugs in hip hop [music]
Being a hip hop head, I’ve seen my fair share of trends come and go (missing persons notice: The Cool Kids and most of hipster rap). I cut my teeth on the standard 90’s era hip hop, back when “rap was something you did, hip hop was something you lived,” as we saw the rise of most...
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Prince Pants Dance Party [music] Prince Pants Dance Party [music]
In honor of me attending a Prince vs. Michael Jackson vs. Madonna dance party tomorrow, here is a post where I make a bunch of controversially conclusive statements about these three seminal artists in an effort to piss off the blogosphere. If you know where the party’s at, I’m going to be...
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