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Fifty Things That Cause Me to Geek Out
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Posted in One Million Watts on 25 October 2010
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This is exactly what you think it is: A list of 50 things that tickle my geek reflex. The scary part is that I could probably make 50 more lists like this one.

An Open Letter to Robert Smith of The Cure
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 21 October 2010
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I own just three Cure albums, one of which is a greatest hits. Yet your band has had a profound impact on my life by being in the right place at the right time.

Things We Like: Monkey Goggles Halloween Klassics!
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Posted in Things We Like on 16 October 2010
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In honor of what may very well be our second-favorite holiday ever, the undead editors of this publication present these kreepy Halloween klassics from the Monkey Goggles vaults!

The Night I Joined the Rolling Stones (Sales Team)
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 October 2010
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We were told to suggest-sell the living hell out of the Rolling Stones’ new album. Inspired, I went to the magazine rack with a pair of scissors

Hipster Affectations: The Next Wave
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 12 October 2010
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Forget pocket puppies and designer kittens. Some hipsters are already filling their houses with canaries trained to sing Decemberists tunes.

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.

You Are Listening to Los Angeles: On Defunct Radio
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 5 October 2010
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Funny, isn’t it? That I could outlive something like free-form FM radio?

Things We Like: “The People Next Door,” “Something Wicked” and Our First Gig
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Posted in Things We Like on 2 October 2010
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Have you talked to your kids in the past ten minutes? If not, there’s an excellent chance that they’re hanging out with hippies, starting a band, or running off to join the carnival.

A Perfect Hair Interlude
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 30 September 2010
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In 1990 I met the captain of David Copperfield’s dance team. She was shopping for atmospheric music to back up the boss’ vanishing-widget shtick, and I volunteered to make him a tape.

Things We Like: Great Record Stores, Blaze Orange and “Airport 1975″
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Posted in Things We Like on 25 September 2010
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What do deer hunting and airport ground crews have in common? Only the most obnoxious color in the spectrum.