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Christmas in Japan
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 December 2010
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They celebrate Christmas in Japan, but it’s nothing you get the day off work for; it’s more akin to Valentine’s Day. They celebrate a weird version of Valentine’s Day, too, but that’s another story.

Things That Don’t Need to Be Pink or Floral
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 6 December 2010
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It amazes me that there’s a demand for making “manly” household items pink to theoretically make them more appealing to the estrogen set.

Memoirs of a Bay Area Bad Kid
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 7 October 2010
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My hometown doesn’t want me back. Perhaps that’s just as well, because it’s hardly the same place I terrorized as a teenager.

Hollywood by Hearse
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 2 August 2010
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Hollywood Forever Cemetary reminds me of Los Angeles in the late 1990s, when I met Creepy Hearse Guy in a film studies class and fell in love.

I Was a Teenage Art Prodigy (and I Didn’t Care)
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 July 2010
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The late pop artist Ray Johnson once sent me some art, which I may have floating around in storage. If I kept it at all.

The Day Pandora Gave Me a Bean Burrito
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 30 June 2010
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You have probably never heard “Bean Burrito,” Hiram Bullock’s smooth jazz tribute to, well, a bean burrito. Nor would I have, if Pandora Radio’s algorithm-based system really worked.

Internet, BC: Memoir of a Music Fan’s Pre-Digital Adolescence
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 22 June 2010
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It’s difficult to imagine, in this Age of Internet, what it would be like not to know what the members of your favorite band looked like — but in the days before the Internet, it was a very real possibility.