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the only sound that's left after the ambulances go

What?! No! August 2, 2013

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This is just terrible, terrible, terrible news:


I will be writing more on this later, but I need to gather my thoughts together on this one before I can even begin to express my opinion on the matter in any coherent way.  All I can say is, I’m fucking pissed off right now.


Check out my new blog! January 29, 2013

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Due to my increasing feelings (mostly rage) regarding media that isn’t necessarily music, I’ve decided to create another blog to address those issues so that this blog doesn’t go kind of off-topic as often.  I call it “Nope.  Not Impressed.”, and it is an outlet for all my media-induced-rage (and occasionally more positive feelings, I guess) and feminist screeds not relating to music (those relating to music will probably get cross-posted to this blog).  I will still be posting on this blog (once in a blue moon, I guess), as my love for music has not diminished one iota; rather, the things I tend to want to write about have expanded beyond music, and I’d rather not let my angry media critic/feminist side completely overtake my happy music fan side all on this single blog.


Signs point to today being a good day… March 14, 2012

Ya know why?  ‘Cause just a few minutes ago this morning, I tuned into Q104.3 just as my favorite song ever, “Whiter Shade of Pale” by Procol Harum was beginning.  Aaaaaaahhhhhh…good tunes…


Just Found Something (rather trivial) Out… February 16, 2012

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Remember that awful early-Beatles biopic Backbeat that I gave that scathing review of during the early days of this blog?  I just found out that Astrid Kirchherr was played by none other than Sheryl “Laura Palmer” Lee.  This now means two of my least favorite rock biopics (the other one being The Doors, which is slowly growing on me in spite of itself) feature supporting roles from cast members of my favorite short-lived cult TV show from the early 1990s, Twin Peaks.

Sheryl Lee in "Backbeat"

Kyle "Agent Dale Cooper" MacLachlan as Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek. One of only two reasons (the other being the Andy Warhol party scene) I find myself watching "The Doors" over and over again. Also the sole reason I managed to sit through "Showgirls" a second time.


 It’s all a conspiracy, I tells ya.  Someone out there wants to convince me to watch terrible movies about awesome bands.


I swear, I’m slowly getting back into the blogging thing… January 26, 2012

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I’ve been writing some stuff, it’s just a matter of time before I commit it to…typed text?…and post it on here.  Just wanted to let all my lovely readers (or just Mom, if that be the case) that I haven’t forgotten this blog.  I’ve just been slowly recovering from a really nasty case of writer’s block.


“Oh, yeah, I got that blog thing I gotta do…” September 13, 2011

…is the thought that occurred to me at approximately 9:35 p.m. today, while watching Doogie Howser, M.D..  Luckily, this thought just happened to pop into my head during a random musical sequence in the show, so I thought that’d be what I’d post about today.  Having recently become a fan of Neil Patrick Harris, I was aware that he is not only a talented actor, but also quite the song-and-dance man.  But I had no idea he’d been breaking into random song on television for this long:

That is all I’ve got for today, and hopefully I’ll be descending into sleepy-land myself within a few hours, ’cause I got work in the morning.


I’ve had a very busy day… September 8, 2011

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…and was not able to post any earlier than right now, and I’m going to work kind of early tomorrow, so…

…I really don’t have the time or energy right now to put much effort into today’s post.  But here, have some Muppets!  I’ll have some more stuff to post about tomorrow.



So I’ve Pretty Much Decided to Post at Least Once Daily… September 1, 2011

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…starting today.  I know, it’s been a month or two since my last post, and my posts have been few and far between in the past few years.  But now that I’ve graduated, I’ve got a whole heck of a lot of free time on my hands and no excuse not to post as often anymore.  Besides, being an aspiring writer (and possible music journalist/reviewer), it’ll give me the incentive to actually, y’know, write.  About stuff that I’m passionate about.  That also means that a larger percentage of my posts will be about mundane stuff like that cool song I heard on the radio today (can’t think of any from today in particular, just hypothetically) or reflect on some facet of my lifelong music fandom and music in general.  I’ll still try to keep up with the “Videos of the Week” (maybe actually make them a weekly thing, as their name suggests), and occasionally will post some big feature like one of my lists or some tribute to one of my all-time favorite bands/artists/albums/genres/soundtracks/songs/whatever.  But for now, it’s late, and I need to get up early for work tomorrow, so I’ll leave you with one of my favorite YouTube videos ever, which is no less than 25 kinds of hilarious.  Enjoy.


Hello, It’s Me. I’ve Thought About Us For a Long Long Time… June 25, 2011

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Hello, all you fabulous readers!  *crickets*  Mom, are you even checking on me anymore?  So I know it’s been nearly a year since I posted on here, and a lot has happened since.  Let’s see, The White Stripes called it quits (*sob*), Conan O’Brien came back on TV (yay!), I got to see Weird Al Yankovic in concert (“Ahm on CRAIGSLIST!”), and I finished up my senior year in college.  Which I guess was kind of a big deal, but now I’m home, unemployed (hopefully not for long), bored, and I thought, hey, isn’t it about time I started posting on my blog again?  So here I am.  If anyone cares (Mom?).  Anyway, assuming that I’m going to be posting again on a semi-regular basis, this is what you can expect from some of my upcoming posts:

  • A list (probably in some sort of top-ten countdown style) of the most significant music I’ve gotten into since I last posted.
  • A critique of Fuse’s “Top 100 Sexiest Videos of All Time” countdown thing, and why I think some of the picks were a tad bit inappropriate to put on a list of “sexy” videos.
  • Lots of other feminist critiques of popular culture (but mostly music).  Since I’ve spent my time on far more feminist blogs than music blogs over the past couple of years, this blog is going to have a bit of a feminist bent to it.  You have been warned.
  • An earnest appology to Kate Moss, whom I still do not care for but whom I now realize I said a lot of stupid, un-feminist things about her previously.
  • A reprise of my “video of the week” thing (hopefully an actually weekly thing now).

And now, without further ado, as was suggested about ten months ago, I give you, a music video featuring Noel Fielding.  Enjoy.


In other Mighty Boosh related news… August 10, 2010

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This is seriously the most awesome news I’ve heard in a long time. 


I hope they do “Camarillo Brillo” (seriously, that song’s full of snakes and amulets and ponchos and dwarfs, as is The Mighty Boosh) and/or the four-song medley from the beginning of Apostrophe(‘) (“Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow”/”Nanook Rubs It”/”St. Alphonzo’s Pancake Breakfast”/”Father O’Blivion”).