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Vinyl Vlog 223
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A deeper look at the grooved pressed into the Modern Pressure LP by Daniel Romano. If we can all agree that they key that the key to having an enduring career in music lies in an artist’s ability to always have listeners guessing excitedly at what they might have...

Sunday, 28 May 2017
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TV Party Tonight! #028
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The Red Turtle The Red Turtle comes at a very interesting time. Its calm and subtle style is in stark contrast to the current movie climate of jump cuts, fast-paced-action, and obvious plot lines. Even more, this obviously “western” project (Dutch director and...

Friday, 26 May 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 222
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Pulley No Change in the Weather   Pulley will always have a special place in my heart. As a doe-eyed teenager, committed to punk rock and soaking up music like a sponge, I remember going to the local CD Warehouse and looking through the CD racks trying to find the...

Thursday, 25 May 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 221
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Visuals LP by Mew. Without intending to come off as terribly cynical, it’s rare to be genuinely and truly surprised by by some new music recorded in this current age of formula and digital sameness now present in...

Monday, 22 May 2017
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TV Party Tonight! #027
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Serial Mom Collector’s Edition John Waters is a man I’ve never quite been able to figure out. He’s all over pop culture; appearing in everything from the Simpsons to a political guest on Bill Maher. The man is eccentric both in style and opinions and...

Friday, 19 May 2017
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Judas Priest – Turbo 30 [3CD]
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Judas Priest Turbo 30 (Legacy/Columbia/Sony Music) Skim through the catalogues of any number of rock bands who have enjoyed a lot of popularity and, invariably, it’s easy to find the fly in the creative ointment that fans abhor; that album was Into The Unknown...

Thursday, 18 May 2017
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From the GC archives: Bob Odenkirk a Load of Hooey
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A Load of Hooey by Bob Odenkirk Let me start this review, just like Bob Odenkirk starts his reviews in this book, by saying that I am a huge Bob Odenkirk fan. So of course someone like me is going to be absolutely ecstatic at the idea of Bob Odenkirk writing a book....

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
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I Wanna Be Literated #155
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Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism by Lucas Graves, I can’t think of a time when we’ve been more aware of the facts we’ve been consuming. Of course that has a lot to do with our political climate, claims of...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
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TV Party Tonight! 026
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe   They say we live in a new golden age of television, and I think that might be true. But the same is the case for movies. Mostly because writers and directors have more freedom and, for once, independent TV and movies are being given the...

Friday, 12 May 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 220
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ROBERT JOHNSON The Centennial Collection – The Complete Recordings Vinyl 3LP (Record Store Day) Photo: Turntablelab.com   What do you expect from a legendary bluesman who reportedly sold his soul to the devil? Who knows if it’s true (who are we kidding...

Thursday, 11 May 2017
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SPOTLIGHT: OPEN CITY
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WHO: OPEN CITY WHAT: SELF-TITLED WHY: There’s so much that Open City gets right on their debut. A solid foundation featuring members of Paint it Black, Kid Dynamite, and Ted Leo. Compliment it with Rachel Rubino (Worriers) and her blown out distorted vocals and the...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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I Wanna Be Literated #154
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The MAXX: Maxximized, Volume 5-7 by Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs The Maxx has to be, hands down, one of the most underrated comics of all time. Throughout the course of the series, Sam Kieth managed to take the tired familiar scenario of superhero/supervillain...

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
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