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“what’s past is prologue”—Bill Shakespeare, The Tempest

/ nov 2009

  1. 11.30.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    Jethro Tull Turned Me Juvie I know i’m probably stating the obvious here, but let me just remind us all: Jethro Tull sucks ass. Standing in line at Five Guys Burgers last week, Ian Anderson’s pretentious little flute flurried and pranced out of the speakers like a renaissance fairy. I almost had to leave before my order was up. Thankfully,…

  2. 11.29.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    Son of Boxer I don’t have to remind you of my deep and abiding love for The National. Don’t argue, they’re the band of the decade. Finding their purchase with Alligator, Boxer was a mature, mesmerizing monster of a record. But when’s the last time you listened to their recording debut? It truly was a harbinger of great things…

  3. 11.28.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    Photog: Los Angeles + Joshua Tree Plastic La-La-Land, urban sprawl galore. Scorching desert land, prickly trees are old as sin. Crispy skin and classic cars and rock n’roll. Delicious drink, that burgundy and coke. Go figure…

  4. 11.27.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    Delicious Demon: American Psycho Every time I walked past American Psycho in a book store, I was mesmerized by the cover: a vaguely victorian photograph of a sinister, steely-eyed yuppie. I knew it was a grisly book about a psycho serial killer. I didn’t read these kinds of books. Now, I don’t mind movie violence. It doesn’t get inside…

  5. 11.26.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    Harry Nilsson Turns a Chump Into a Champ Couple of days ago, after weeks of listening to nothing but Post Punk records by Gang of Four and Adam Ant, I found myself in a singer/songwriter state of mind. But not for any of that precious Bon Iver/Jose Gonzalez stuff…. yes, They Are Great. Yes, this decade’s crop of SSWs is quite lush. But…

  6. 11.25.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    R.E.M. Live at Red Rocks 2009 I had the priviledge of traveling with The National on their summer 2009 tour supporting R.E.M. Shooting with the “pro-sumer” Nikon D80, I braved the press trench, touched with a bit of penis envy alongside the “real” press, with their 14” fixed 1.8 lenses, multiple cameras hugging their paunchy bellies. Nevertheless, I managed t...

  7. 11.24.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    I’m Your Taco Man, Yes I Am. My Mexican abluelito onced asked my Welsh grandmother if she wouldn’t like a Jack & Coke, to whom she wryly replied: “Why ruin two good things by putting them together?” Indeed. I just heard a commercial hawking tex-mex to the tune of Joe Jackson’s “One More Time.” Now, I’ve come to excuse, sometimes ...

  8. 11.23.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    Weather Report:
    Just Another Lovely Day In Brooklyn.
    Those ‘ole

  9. 11.22.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    Stop Being Mean to Roger Waters So many Pink Floyd fans just won’t give old Roger his due. Oh, he’s such a self-indulgent wanker, Gilmour is so humble and plays that guitar real good. Undoubtedly, Gentleman Gilmour plays a great George Harrison to Morbid Water’s John Lennon. Clearly it would be a different band without him. (Piper at the Gates of Dawn).…

  10. 11.21.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    Why Don’t You Finish What You Start! As a fairly dutiful reader, I tend to follow one rule: Give the book a 50-page chance at grabbing your attention. If it does, commit. Finish the damn thing, even if the deciding early pages prove to be sneaky little posers. For the past year, I’ve broken that rule time and again. The culprits: Truman…

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