Entries from August 2010

Happy Hallowe’en

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Halloween Is Grinch Night, (1977), dir. Gerard Baldwin
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PDD Album Hall of Fame :: Franco Battiato — Fetus (1972)

October 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

When I think of all the music released in just the last year that I haven’t had the chance to check out, I feel overwhelmed. When I think about the music recorded during the rock era that I have yet to pore over, I want to cry—I’ll never get through it all! And then I […]

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Monday Mixtape Update 10.27.08: Italo-pop!

October 27th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Loyal readers, have I got a treat for you today! As some of you may know, due in no small part to my childhood in Napoli and my part-Italian heritage, I have a certain fondness for Italy—her cathedrals, her food, her countryside, her penchant for lewd commentary at women passersby. But perhaps one of my […]

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Friday Media Filter 10.24.08: Making the best of things

October 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Sometimes life hands you lemons, and when it does, you take those lemons and squeeze their stinging juices into the eyes of your enemy when he’s most vulnerable (probably when he’s on the toilet). I don’t know about ya’llz, but that’s the glass half-full, lipstick-on-the-pig approach I take towards life.
Today I’ve collected a collage of […]

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Girls say ‘yes’ to boys who say ‘Obama’

October 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

In re: the above poster, I would just like to point out that I steadfastly, habitually, perhaps, to my own detriment, continually, say “Obama”, usually in the context of a response to rhetorical inquiries such as “Who is awesome?” or “Who got my vote?”

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Killer Pop 10-Minute Mix :: Knifin’ Around

October 23rd, 2008 · 9 Comments

Yo peeps (that’s street talk for “m’peoples”)! Just wanted to alert you about my brother Jack’s latest YouTube DJ mix (above). It’s a damn excellent mix. And if you haven’t listened to his girl group mix yet, make sure you do. Kill that ennui with some joie de vivre!!!

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Big Ups: Head Heritage

October 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

As I call it, Frank Zappa got the best ever jab in on rock critics when he said, “Most rock journalism is people who can’t write, interviewing people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read.”
I’ll second that. But there are such things as good rock critics. A good rock critic is usually someone with […]

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Top 5: Figures that need to endorse McCain to trump Colin Powell’s Obama endorsement

October 21st, 2008 · 11 Comments

This Sunday, what some are calling a bombshell was dropped on the McCain camp’s already desperate campaign. George W. Bush’s former Secretary of State, retired General Colin Powell, a preeminent and highly respected (by McCain himself and politicians on both sides of the political aisle) African-American figure, officially endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president on […]

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Monday Mixtape Update 10.20.08: Girl Group Jams

October 20th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Today we have a guest mix prepared for you by my brother Jack. Cheers!
Hey folks, it’s me, Jackie Cous of Maybe it’s because I grew up listening to oldies, utterly oblivious to contemporary music (except for MC Hammer) until I first heard Green Day in 4th grade, but I think that girl group […]

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