Vinyl Vlog 303
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Certified edition of Oooooooohhh… On The TLC Tip by TLC. From a historical standpoint, it’s always remarkable to observe how and when a dynasty began. Take TLC, for example; to date, the group comes second only to The Supremes in regards to how far their influence reaches on both musical and cultural levels. That statement is made here with no hyperbole at all, it is just a FACT. The group’s sophomore...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018
I Wanna Be Literated #175
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Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost It’s such a wonderful thing that we’re still talking about Twin Peaks 25 years after its release. The Return has certainly been a phenomenal affair for viewers, where theories are being exchanged as everyone is still trying to figure what things meant during this 18 hour special. Not to mention that haunting final hour. Of course, there are even those who are debating whether Twin Peaks the Return is a movie or...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Vinyl Vlog 302
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the TX Jelly LP by The Texas Gentlemen. It might not be so easy for readers to remember now, but TX Jelly – the debut LP by Texas Gentlemen – actually springs from a tradition which once favored allowing an album to build and develop organically as musicians made it in the studio. Back before punk rock and all its myriad sub- and side-genres instilled a sense of brevity, “get in, get...

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Monday, 05 February 2018