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Shareholder’s Report – Q1 2022

Regarding optimism, tech acquisitions, digital art, bands eating it on stage, Scoot McNarry, Canadian post-rock, getting sick, lesser QOTSA songs, squash, expectations, not reading, women in music, sending post-punk to hell, and grief. More

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New Keyboard

I got a new keyboard for Christmas. Mechanical. Has higher keys, makes a satisfying “click” sound when you type. Not exactly like a typewriter but not far off. Probably going to annoy the hell out of my wife, but I love the damn thing. Plus, it’s got a bunch of colors, which makes it look…More

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An Incomplete, Unordered List of Shit I Cannot Seem to Buy Correctly

It isn’t so much that I can’t “buy these things correctly,” per say – the exchange of money for goods and services takes place, so the actual procurement aspect goes off without a hitch – it’s more that buying these items under the specific conditions outlined means accepting a remarkably high risk of the item…More

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Local Sports, At it Again

You know, if someone has to tell you that the heart of rock and roll is still beating, that means it probably isn’t, or at least that person might not be a reliable messenger vis-a-vis hearts.More

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That’s Kind of How We Have Our Fun

Just in the same way that MTV would occasionally turn me on to a new band (usually between the hours of 2-5 a.m., usually between the ages of 12 and 15, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill), the god-computers that run Spotify Discover Weekly will, at rare times, find the right frequency and provide…More

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I Know I’m Feeling Better

Back before Spotify was the end of all physical music, it was curiosity (“holy shit, I get every song ever for $10 a month? This is never going to work”) and a fledgling social network. Vestiges of this still exist, but it was once much more user-focused; send songs, share playlists, see what people were…More

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There’s probably a word in German for this

I love to hear my friends and family describe episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Writing online in 2021 means coating every sentence in obfuscation and irony, but I mean this sincerely. The people in my life who enjoy Curb Your Enthusiasm really seem to get a lot of joy from it, and I like to…More

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Perfect Song Friday – Tescoland

Perfect Song Friday is a recurring feature in which a perfect song is highlighted on Friday. If you would like to suggest a song for Perfect Song Friday, please start your own blog. This Friday’s Perfect Song: Jamie T’s “Tescoland” An admission up front: The most perfect version of the song is the version without…More

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G,B,C,BaC – NewMo

Golf, Basketball, Coronavirus, Books about Crime is a weekly round up of information about golf, basketball, the Coronavirus and books about crime (and an indie rock song).More