Entries from August 2010

The Fightin’ ‘Cyde of Me :: A rant on some of the worst music going

July 27th, 2009 · 74 Comments

It has recently come to my attention that “the kids these days” are listening to some utterly dire music. Stuff that makes you shocked its fans are able to form a sentence, let alone shoplift Arafat scarves from Urban Outfitters. When I started classing up my CD collection and exploring music as a high schooler, […]

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Monday Mixtape Update 07.27.09 :: Jangles

July 27th, 2009 · 7 Comments

This week we look at one of the coolest things anyone ever thought to do with a guitar—lay down that jangle! Anyone can jangle—from the lowliest punker to a hoity-toity singer-songwriter. Ever since the Byrds—or was it ‘nem Beat Boys?—lay down the first jangle, tons of guitar bands have been throwing it down on their […]

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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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Monday Mixtape Update 07.20.09 :: Jus’ 4 Laffs

July 20th, 2009 · 12 Comments

You all know I love a good laff. I’ve been a big fan of laffs for a while. Now, I know you’re used to hearing cutting-edge, super cool mixes of the hippest indie rock, the dopest hip hop, the “eerie”-est reggae, the most obscure old pop, and the most inspirational faith-based spoken-word lectures. Well, this […]

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Classic Cous :: Digging up some old reviews

July 14th, 2009 · 8 Comments

This weekend I was compiling a new portfolio from my boxes and boxes of old clips, and I found some old reviews that really brought me back. I’ve retired for the time being from writing record reviews, and these old reviews of mine may shed light on why. Indulge me and enjoy!
An early example of […]

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Monday Mixtape Update 07.13.09 :: Ram Jam Master Mix

July 13th, 2009 · 7 Comments

We’re in the middle of the summer. Know how I can tell? Oh that’s easy for sheazy. It’s 110 degrees in Tucson. See, you can tell it’s the middle of summer in Tucson when it’s 110 degreees.
So I can’t believe I’ve run this site for over a year now and only made one reggae mixtape. […]

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