Author Profile: Gregory Crosby
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 28 December 2010
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A friend wondered why “Auld Lang Syne” is the theme music for New Year’s Eve; why not something more upbeat, more funky, more par-tay?
Posted in One Million Watts on 20 September 2010
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If suburbia is so horrible, why do most people now live there? The Arcade Fire doesn’t answer the question, so I’ll give it a shot.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 August 2010
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The brevity of haiku is not only the soul of wit, but also the soul of a harried teacher’s week-long poetry unit. Too bad we’re doing it wrong.
Posted in One Million Watts on 11 August 2010
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Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” is wanting. A movie about entering other people’s dreams, and the best Nolan can come up with is shoot-‘em-ups inside the local Hyatt?
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 19 July 2010
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I should be a millionaire several times over by this point in my life. Scores of venture capitalists should be clamoring to take me to lunch, and I’ll tell you why.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 12 July 2010
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“Everyone starts out as a Nerd, usually in junior high, and either progresses through Dorkdom in high school towards Geekdom or alas remains trapped as a Nerd well into adulthood.”
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 June 2010
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“Ulysses” follows the wanderings of one Leopold Bloom as he navigates Dublin on June 16, 1904, thus giving intellectuals their own version of St. Patrick’s Day.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 4 May 2010
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Fans of XTC might direct the uninitiated to early albums like “Drums and Wires,” and that’s fine. But to get the band’s full pastoral punch, only “English Settlement” and “Skylarking” will do.
Posted in One Million Watts on 23 November 2009
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Such an amorphous and vague term as “emo” isn’t very descriptive (isn’t half of all pop whiny, self-pitying and neurotic?), but since the phrase doesn’t attach itself to any bands that one likes, one feels safe in ignoring it.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 30 October 2009
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My father dresses me as Kaiser Wilhelm II. I have little say in this, as I am three at the time. My expression at least resembles the Kaiser’s when he finds out he’s lost the war.