Entries Tagged as 'News'

No mix this week … and other news

February 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Yeah yeah. Another week without a mix. It’s rough stuff, and I’m busy. I’ve got a great one coming up next week. Promises. In other news, if you haven’t heard friends, if you’re in the Columbia, Missouri area this weekend and would like to see some good ol’ fashioned sloppy guitar pop, my old band […]

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PDD Presents: Tops of the Decade (Part II)

December 29th, 2009 · 15 Comments

The exciting sequel to my best of the decade listing and tomfoolery. Read on for my top TV shows, films and more!

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Tags: Films · Lists · News · Special · Tops

PDD Presents: Tops of the Decade (Part I)

December 28th, 2009 · 11 Comments

I always thought I’d feel a little more, I don’t know, poignant facing the end of the 2000s; this is, after all, the end of my first decade as a full-grown adult (hello credit card debt). From a certain perspective culturally the aughts were a breath of fresh air — anyone remember what people were […]

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Tweets for the Beats! Joel twitters the Beatles Remasters

September 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

“One sweet dream came true … “
So in an attempt to fill this blog with something as well as brighten up my dusty Twitter account, I’ll be writing my reactions/review/reflections/bemuserings on hearing the new Beatles remasters. No, this isn’t a stuffy audiophile’s rundown of the bass reach or the incredible timbre of George Harrison’s sitar […]

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Missouri Sex Offenders (MSO) - Live at Pannell Street, July 31, 2004

July 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

On July 31, 2004, I was living in sleepy Columbia, MO, anticipating my senior year in college and, weighing larger on my mind, prepping for my band to break up. We played our final show that night in my basement after a Sonic Youth show let out at the Blue Note. Yes, the fragrant mixture […]

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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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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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