Posted in One Million Watts on 4 November 2010
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There are some songs that find a hole in your sense of self and plug it up … and all at once, you begin filling up with the exultations to which you were once immune.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 27 October 2010
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Don’t ask me if I get excited for Halloween. I spent pretty much every Halloween from birth through age 16 hiding in a cave.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 21 October 2010
Stats: 6,749 views and 4 Comments
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.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 October 2010
Stats: 4,273 views and 6 Comments
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
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 11 October 2010
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He asks questions and then he listens. You know how many people ask a question and then look around while you’re answering?
Posted in Things We Like on 11 September 2010
Stats: 3,839 views and 1 Comment
Killing time in the parking lot before a 1980s Judas Priest show. Also: Penn Jillette appears on the horizon, and Don Draper emotes in a variety pack.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 7 September 2010
Stats: 71,600 views and 19 Comments
Krums are the fried pieces of excess batter that drip or break off of the “real” food. Oh, how I coveted the mountains of Krums.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 31 August 2010
Stats: 5,598 views and 4 Comments
As the song played I imagined that I was a secret agent carrying a top-secret mix tape from New York to Paris. It was easy to have spy fantasies on planes back when everyone smoked.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 28 July 2010
Stats: 9,117 views and 12 Comments
As I pored over the stack of photos from the 1980s, I realized that I’ve never been happy with the way I look in pictures … and that I used to dress like the world’s worst superhero.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 July 2010
Stats: 6,433 views and 1 Comment
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.