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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...

Monday, 05 February 2018
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The Classics 028
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Water Records vinyl reissue of the Album – Generic Flipper LP. In music, as is the case in chemistry, the most important element is the one that ultimately provides the catalyst which sets everything else in motion....

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
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I Wanna Be Literated #174
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Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays by George Orwell, George Packer I owe a debt of gratitude to George Orwell, because it’s his book that I picked up than 10 years ago that sparked my interest in reading. I don’t know why I picked 1984 but it stuck… hard....

Friday, 26 January 2018
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Vinyl Vlog 301
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Jaws Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Williams We can argue all night about what the best New England movies are, but for my money nothing comes close to Jaws. OK Second Sight might be a worthy contender, but the sheer terror of Jaws probably still overpowers...

Friday, 26 January 2018
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Vinyl Vlog 300
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Mike Watt Contemplating the Engine Room All artists are defined by one piece: the one thing that defines their work the best, has the most appeal, or has made the greatest impact. Few bands are lucky enough to have their One Work actually be good. But...

Friday, 19 January 2018
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Vinyl Vlog 299
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Batman Returns Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Danny Elfman The Batman movies are more than great movies (for the most part). They’re a window into our soul. Let me explain. Picking your favorite Batman is like picking your favorite late night talk show host....

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
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TV Party Tonight! #42
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Blade Runner 2049 Is sci-fi making a comeback? It sure seems like it. Or at least it seems like it’s becoming more mainstream. This year alone saw the return of Star Trek, a comedy spinoff series, the success of Black Mirror and the Handmaid’s Tale (sure, that’s...

Sunday, 14 January 2018
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Vinyl Vlog 298
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the “Flesh & Bone” 7” single by Dan Rico. On first play through Dan Rico’s “Flesh & Bone” 7” single, many listeners will likely be struck and dazzled by what they hear. They’ll be...

Friday, 12 January 2018
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Vinyl Vlog 297
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Stuyedeyed/Birds split 7” single, released on Greenway Records. It’s always kind of incredible how great a gamble a split 7” single release can be for the artists involved. Over the years, lots of bands...

Thursday, 11 January 2018
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Vinyl Vlog 296
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Dead Cross – Self-titled You know, I’m big enough of a person to admit that it took me a while to realize what a cool dude Mike Patton is. I remember listening to the Irony is a Dead Scene EP years ago, appreciating the great music and vocals and not realizing...

Tuesday, 09 January 2018
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