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Vinyl Vlog 355
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the One Family, One Flag 3LP compilation from Pirates Press Records. Now twelve years after the last installment came out and the whole world seems to have changed a couple of times, that punk fans have started looking back and...

Saturday, 17 November 2018
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I Wanna Be Literated #195
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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Avis Lang I know I’m not the only one who holds Neil DeGrasse Tyson in high regard. Even though he’s the most visible proponent for science these days (move...

Friday, 16 November 2018
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TV Party Tonight! #60
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BlackkKlansman I have one question for Spike Lee: how dumb does he think his audience is? I had high hopes for Blackkklansman. I heard good things from friends and the internet. Both touting it as entertaining and impressive. After all, when has the internet ever been...

Monday, 12 November 2018
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The Classics 032
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the 30th anniversary picture-disc reissue of Volume 1 by The Traveling Wilburys. The term “classic” gets thrown around a lot and, often, in directions for which the term isn’t actually deserved. A true,...

Saturday, 10 November 2018
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Vinyl Vlog 354
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Rage Against the Machine The Entire Catalog vinyl reissue Let me start off this review by painting a picture of just how important Rage Against the Machine were to my development as a teenager. Growing up in Aruba in the 90s, completely isolated from the world, we...

Friday, 09 November 2018
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SPOTLIGHT: JOE STRUMMER 001
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WHO: Joe Strummer WHAT: Joe Strummer 001 WHY: A knowledge of Joe Strummer is almost mandatory for any music fan, and this new anthology certainly is a great introduction to the man’s pre- and post-Clash output. It does a perfect job of documenting Strummer’s...

Thursday, 08 November 2018
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TV Party Tonight! #59
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Metropolis You might not know this, but the secret to a good sci-fi movie is world-building. The plot is almost secondary. What people really want to see is how the future is being represented (or the past, for that matter). Don’t believe me? Watch Blade Runner and...

Friday, 02 November 2018
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I Wanna Be Literated #194
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Astral Weeks by Ryan H Walsh There are many questions floating around in my head after reading Astral Weeks. Near the top are “Should I finally put in the time with Van Morisson’s Astral Weeks” and “How did I miss all this!”. Astral Weeks is more than just...

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
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Vinyl Vlog 353
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Night Guy at The Apocalypse, Profiles of a Rushing Midnight LP by Hamell On Trial. In the spirit of full disclosure, yes -I am a fan of Hamell On Trial. I was totally won over by Ed Hamell when the singer’s eighth...

Monday, 22 October 2018
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Swingin’ Utters – [LIVE]
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Swingin’ Utters Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 18, 2018. Live Behold the Swingin’ Utters. I mean, seriously, look at them. Have you ever sat down and thought about this band? They’ve been around for nearly 30 years and have managed...

Friday, 19 October 2018
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TV Party Tonight! #58
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Hereditary In a way, I feel bad for the movie Hereditary. Partly because it’ll never get the feedback it deserves for its creators to really make a great follow-up, but also because this is a perfect example of a movie killing itself through its own advertisement....

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
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The Classics 031
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Porterhouse vinyl reissue of the Saturation LP by Urge Overkill. Quick history lesson: By 1992, Urge Overkill had already established itself both in the fairly unforgiving Chicago music scene and on the North American...

Tuesday, 16 October 2018
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