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Halloween Mix ’06

Halloween: the only “holiday” where religious controversy and political beliefs don’t get in the way of daily plans. Kids dress up in innocent costumes and eat candy, adults dress up in promisicuous costumes a...
 
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The Postmarks: remixes, halloween, and more

Ever since I posted about The Postmarks about a month ago (here), they have been critically acclaimed blog darlings. According to Elbo.ws, ‘Goodbye’ was the “#1 most blogged track” from September 11th to...

 
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Dogme 95 / Nick Wright

Nick Wright is Dogme 95, a historically informed solo project based out of Chicago. Instead of taking on the norm with mediocre acoustic melodies sung over boring songs about happy love, Wright tends to be a bit more interestin...
 
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The Red West

Since I’m one of the many admirers of the late Jeff Buckley, I find that comparisons to Buckley ofen fall incredibly short of expectations. So far, the majority of those who have listened to the Orange County-based altern...

 
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Thoughts on Outkast’s Idlewild

Many hardcore rap fans would say that 2006 has been a horrible year for Hip-Hop. In terms of classic, cohesive Hip-Hop albums, fans have gotten so desperate as to call any Rap album that drops a “classic”. Despite all of th...
 
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Alexis… The Band?

Judging by the pictures on his web site, I have come to the conclusion that Alexis Gideon is somewhat of a confused man, maybe a bit insane. That’s alright though, because the amount of sane innovative musicians is sparse...

 
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The Slip

As a diehard Yankees fan (yeah, shoot me), some of my friends have the assumption that I despise bands from Boston. That’s rubbish. While it is true I am no fan of their beloved Red Sox, the music scene in Boston has alwa...
 
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WEDNESDAY PLAYLIST

Look on the bright side, we’re approximately halfway through the work week. Only two more days until Friday. So far this week, I’ve rediscovered Pizzicato Five for the twentieth time. Sure, they are one of the most ...

 
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The Baldwin Brothers… great band, bad actors

No, I’m not talking about the four troublesome actors. I prefer the unrelated musical duo. Actually, The Baldwin Brothers aren’t even brothers at all. Jason Hinkle and TJ Widner both met in high school in Indiana in...
 
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The Specimen: groovy, psychedelic, sexy, _____ (any adjective)

Something tells me that Matt Gorny isn’t fond of being specific. Either that, or he has an admiration for every significant decade of modern music. When asked about the particular genre of his band, The Specimen, he simpl...