Posted in Things We Like on 17 July 2010
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This week we remember one of our favorite rock stars, and Jane Campion’s 1989 dark comedy “Sweetie” takes root.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 15 July 2010
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You know what’s awesome? Toast. I’m so smitten with it that I have a tattoo of a toaster on my left arm. When people inquire after its significance, all I say is this: “I like toast.”
Posted in One Million Watts on 29 June 2010
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I’ve always been a night person. Always. Even as a kid, when I’d stay up to watch “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” solely to keep Morpheus at bay.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 24 May 2010
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Reinvention, pastiche, novelty, call it what you will – cover songs are an entirely other way of listening to some already great music.
Posted in One Million Watts on 25 March 2010
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I walked into the music shop without any thought of actually buying something. I knew I enjoyed the Beatles, but not much beyond that. Then a cassette tape whispered a message directly in my ear.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 12 March 2010
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There’s just too much money to be made plundering the past for the technology not to be invented and deployed to shopping malls across America, where it can take up space between the water-massage tables and the abandoned oxygen bar.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 February 2010
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What was it that made Fairfax a vortex of such characters? Was it the food, the bookstores, the music, or the presence of ghosts?
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 20 January 2010
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Brain Eno said something amazing in an interview: “I tend to work in a painterly way.” He was describing an approach to music which was that of a visual artist — seeing sounds as colors and songs as paintings.
Posted in One Million Watts on 23 December 2009
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“A Christmas Story” may have its happy ending, but what about all of those kids who never got their Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle? All of us have stories about the present we always wanted but never got.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 3 August 2009
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The year 1974 was a year of anxiety for me: the draft lottery, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and my traumatizing encounter with Telly “Kojak” Savalas.