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I Wanna be Literated #179
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In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell This is the good ol’ Bertrand Russell I know and love. It’s such a joy to read In Praise of Idleness because these essays are some of the most fun, relevant, and readable essays I’ve encountered....

Wednesday, 04 April 2018
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Edge Of Tomorrow – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP By Christophe Beck It might be time for us to rehabilitate Tom Cruise. He’s long reigned supreme as America’s favorite weirdo actor celebrity, and it’s his own fault. Who could forget that appearance...

Tuesday, 03 April 2018
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The Monsieurs Deux I could go on and talk about the Monsieurs in a historical and topographical context: who their members are, what led them to the Monsieurs or how much they’re contributing to the music scene in Boston. But, I’m not going to do that here....

Thursday, 29 March 2018
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I Wanna be Literated #178
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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin (Introduction), Shan Jiang (Illustrator) I like to consider myself a sci-fi nerd but my knowledge of sci-fi books is laughable at best. As such, I’m always trying to boost my bookish database so I can...

Wednesday, 28 March 2018
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St. Vincent Masseduction Every now and then I get really excited to talk about an album and right now it’s St. Vincent’s Masseduction. Of course, it’s a really good album that everyone should hear, but it’s also an album that I wasn’t...

Tuesday, 27 March 2018
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Sluff LP by Naked Giants. Upon first glance at Naked Giants’ New West Records debut album, Sluff, those who pick the record up might assume that they’re staring into a time warp; the awkward poses that the...

Saturday, 24 March 2018
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Circle Jerks Wonderful I’m ready to make some enemies on this column and I think I can start a significant amount of shit by saying that the Circle Jerks were a better band than Black Flag. I’ve tried for years to find some sort of solidarity along these lines and...

Friday, 23 March 2018
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into Art Bergmann’s The Apostate LP. In Canada, there is simply no musician more criminally underrated and under-appreciated than Art Bergmann. Since first appearing on the Vancouver punk and indie rock scenes in the Eighties,...

Monday, 19 March 2018
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10 Cloverfield Lane – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP By Bear McCreary I’d be lying if I said the lovely Mary Elizabeth Winstead wasn’t reason I was initially interested in 10 Cloverfield Lane. Since breaking onto the scene with Deathproof and Scott...

Sunday, 18 March 2018
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I Wanna Be Literated #177
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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond (Folio Society edition)   This book has been lingering in my mind for quite some time now, and I’ve been putting it off for as long as I can remember. Not helping are my friends who’ve tried...

Saturday, 17 March 2018
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