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    Yeah, the compositions are very similar -- you...

    Yeah, the compositions are very similar -- you could arrange the new album with walls of guitars and drums and screeching vocals, and it would sound a lot like their other stuff. They've always been...
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    And here's a funny thing -- eco-black-metalists...

    And here's a funny thing -- eco-black-metalists drop the vocals and blast beats and make a Tangerine Dreamy album of pulsating synths and guitars. I like it.

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    R.I.P. Charlie Haden. ...

    R.I.P. Charlie Haden.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWLNi2SGhXo
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    Mea culpa! I'm a laggard in my music listening...

    Mea culpa! I'm a laggard in my music listening and thread-attending. But yeah, what I like about it (video aside) is the bare spareness -- one beat, one line.

    In a different vein, here's my...
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    It really succeeded and preceded -- it came after...

    It really succeeded and preceded -- it came after the 2nd (late, lamented) iteration of the brewpub closed, and stayed open until and then during the third iteration. But yes, MacLeod's was its own...
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    Another favorite cliche at the time was "analysis...

    Another favorite cliche at the time was "analysis paralysis" -- as if pausing to think through assumptions and consequences was inherently suspect.
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    When people ask me, I'm happy to offer my own...

    When people ask me, I'm happy to offer my own views -- here, for example -- but really, there's no way to easily summarize two decades of fits and starts and trials and errors. There's plenty of...
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    I assume he means BellSouth, not "Pacbell," but I...

    I assume he means BellSouth, not "Pacbell," but I don't know if he's referring to Digital Crossing or something else. I don't remember anything about the phone company offering free high-speed...
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    Some guy named Brent Minchey weighs in in the...

    Some guy named Brent Minchey weighs in in the comments:

    This gives the impression that the '82 World's Fair had something to do with the revitalization and misses the 20-year gap where things kept...
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    This song sounds good on the radio -- nice to...

    This song sounds good on the radio -- nice to hear Lil Jon shouting again -- but the video puts it over the top. Or under the table. Or something.

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  11. Thread: Festivals.

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    Chopper's in the shop, but you can ride backseat...

    Chopper's in the shop, but you can ride backseat on my bicycle built for two.
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    He was good, too. Only saw some of his set, then...

    He was good, too. Only saw some of his set, then wandered off to see some of Frank Ocean and the Skrillex superjam.
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    So was Goat. ...

    So was Goat.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SyPyBHJmiI
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    Saw Dakhabrakha at Bonnaroo, they were great. ...

    Saw Dakhabrakha at Bonnaroo, they were great.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a5ktK5xTkY
  15. Thread: Poetry

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    The Penitent I had a little Sorrow, ...

    The Penitent

    I had a little Sorrow,
    Born of a little Sin,
    I found a room all damp with gloom
    And shut us all within;
    And, "Little Sorrow, weep," said I,
    "And, Little Sin, pray God...
  16. Thread: Poetry

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    The Patricia Lockwood book I mentioned ordering...

    The Patricia Lockwood book I mentioned ordering earlier in the thread came in. It's great. Mostly more playful and less traumatizing than "Rape Joke" (would be hard to be less playful and more...
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    The week of Bonnaroo, I suspect the blab's AC is...

    The week of Bonnaroo, I suspect the blab's AC is working plenty.
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    Wow, thanks for posting that. Made me go and read...

    Wow, thanks for posting that. Made me go and read about Patricia Lockwood, and then I ordered her book from Union Ave.

    Here's one for a Sunday:

    Laughing At the Word Two

    Only

    That...
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    Future, Pharrell and Pusha T on a Mike Will...

    Future, Pharrell and Pusha T on a Mike Will track, good stuff.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHguy4xHGSg
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    Cool song, cool video. ...

    Cool song, cool video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jUGAVUwhRU
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    And speaking of '00s nostalgia, how about Cam'ron...

    And speaking of '00s nostalgia, how about Cam'ron on a new Just Blaze track?

    Yes, the song is called "Dipshits." It's awesome.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgfZgBpDzPM
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    Good new track by guy who made one of my favorite...

    Good new track by guy who made one of my favorite albums of 2002.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4baZ6kJHPo&feature=youtu.be
  23. Thread: Poetry

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    Self-Portrait as Mae West One-Liner I'm no...

    Self-Portrait as Mae West One-Liner

    I'm no moaning bluet, mountable
    linnet, mumbling nun. I'm
    tangible, I'm gin. Able to molt
    in toto, to limn. I'm blame and angle, I'm
    lumbago, an oblate mug...
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    Not as such. We've explained it to people and a...

    Not as such. We've explained it to people and a lot of that info is in the budget book we handed out, but I don't know that I've seen it really broken down.

    (The budget book is online too:...
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    Happy Mar Day!

    Happy Mar Day!
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