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Check out Venuszine #40!

June 7th, 2009 · 15 Comments

Hey folks. Just wanting to draw your attention to a little magazine called Venus—I wrote a story called “Pop or Pose: Indie Rock’s Embrace of Top 40″ in the current issue (it’s got a very early-’90s image of Latin crossover sensation Ximena SariƱana on the cover). The article is part of Venus‘ “State of the […]

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Big Ups :: Tom Scharpling’s Twitter Page

April 17th, 2009 · 18 Comments

Hopefully by making this post I’m not schooling you on Tom Scharpling, the screenwriter/DJ responsible for The Best Show on WFMU, the bizarre and hilarious New Jersey-based call-in show that features Scharpling’s and buddy Jon Wurster’s (also the drummer for Superchunk) unhinged, demented characters and phone calls. If so, I can’t recommend more that you […]

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KillerPop gives away free stuff just for the hell of it

April 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Just thought I’d key you people in on what’s going on with one of PDD’s sister sites. Orlando/Tucson-based culture collective KillerPop is giving away some free music—Eleven and the Falcons’ debut EP and Johnny Angel’s “Kiss Kiss Kiss” single. Yes, I should mention that one of these people is my brother and the other is […]

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PDD live-tweets tonight’s Oscars!

February 22nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Join me, my minions (and m’onions!), on the Twitter tonight as I bring you my sometimes goofy, sometimes insightful, and always jus’ plain fun analysis of the Oscars (5PT/8ET)! How exciting! Will the least-deserving nominee win Best Picture, or will it be the merely moderately deserving nominee? Will your favorite actress dress like some common […]

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Joel profiles Australian pop star Gabriella Cilmi in the Spring 2009 issue of Venus Zine!

February 21st, 2009 · 10 Comments

Hey folks! Wanted to let you in on my latest article, a profile of ascendant Aussie pop singer Gabriella Cilmi in the newest issue of Venus Zine (it’s got Evan Rachel Wood on the cover). It ain’t online, ya cheapos, so go down to your local indie record store with your little record bag and […]

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The Baby Talk MySpace page is up!

January 26th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Hey friends! I’m sure all of you have been looking forward to hearing what we were actually recording in all of last week’s debauched photos! Bet you thought all we would end up with was a wet fart played through a Memory Man! Guess what? We actually recorded seven songs! Suck on it.
Or, no. I […]

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All aboard the JoelRoll express!

December 8th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Yep. You don’t want to hotlink this cat. Look what I done did to some Spanish-speaking dude’s blog. He’s all going to think he had this post about Richey James Edwards, but what he got is the picture of that bear, Obama and the chill dog. Don’t even try it! M’friend … you’ve just been […]

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Joel writes for ALARM Magazine

November 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Bonsoir, messieurs aimables! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been contributing to the online and print ALARM Magazine, a music/culture magazine published out of Chicago. So you should check it out. It’s usually available at any Barnes & Noble that isn’t all old and busted.
My review of Viking Moses’ new album, The Parts […]

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“We’re voting for the n*****”: Provocative pre-election reading that you haven’t read a million times already

November 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I think I’ve read just about every combination of Barack Obama is slipping/gaining in the polls, McCain is over-confident/not over-confident about his chances, the Bradley effect is real, the Bradley effect doesn’t exist, McCain supporters are racists, Republicans are suppressing votes, Democrats are faking votes, Joe the Plumber, Tito the Builder, etc., that’s out there. […]

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