/ The 80′s

/ nov 2011

  1. 11.15.2011 | 2:23 PM EDT

    Awash In Synth:
    M83′s 80′s Dreampop
      … “Midnight City” | M83 | Hurry Up We’re Dreaming | 2011 … Whether or not you are of that generation that grew up with the cheesy synth and ray-gun drums of 80′...

/ mar 2011

  1. 03.23.2011 | 3:23 EDT

    Weather Report: Shitty iPhone 4G + CameraBag After a couple of glorious spring teases this weekend, Brooklyn’s back to its typical “wintry mix” of snow, rain, wind and cold. There should be a simpler meteo...

/ dec 2010

  1. 12.03.2010 | 10:23 EDT

    Discography Divorce: You Can Have All The
    Billy Joels. Except The Stranger
    Alec: I’m sick Leslie: What’s wrong? Alec: Just sickness For many that came of age in the 80′s, a double-feature both scathing and saccharine ran concurrently in our teenage minds. E...

/ aug 2010

  1. 08.29.2010 | 4:23 EDT

    Bi-Coastal Binge and Burn:
    Stories of the Bleak and Famous
    Aging proves the rule of regression: no matter how closely we monitor the pulse of the times, how tuned in we remain to the zeitgeist, we all inevitably yearn to revisit the culture of our youth. We b...

/ feb 2010

  1. 02.27.2010 | 9:23 EDT

    Spot On: Some Songs Considered The idea behind NPR’s All Songs Considered has spawned a musicologist as obsessive, if not considerably more disciplined and eloquent, as yours truly. Brian Wall’s Some Songs Considered b...

/ dec 2009

  1. 12.23.2009 | 4:23 EDT

    Ancestor of Oughts:
    Best (old) Music of the Decade
    Everybody’s got ‘em, present company obviously included. Lists and lists of the best of this and that to help mark the passing of another 10 crazy years. But the Ought’s ancestors ca...

/ nov 2009

  1. 11.27.2009 | 4:23 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 se...

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