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Links: November 2017

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Graffiti Bridge

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Rdio Reviews, Vol. 4

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Rdio Reviews, Vol. 3

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Chloe

A eulogy for a friend.

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Philadelphia: City of Brotherly Rock

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Muscle Shoals

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Breadcrumb Trail

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20 Feet from Stardom

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Beyond Pixels: Air Guitar

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Letterboxd Loose Ends 2013

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

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Astro-Zombies

My third annual Halloween Misfits cover, along with some thoughts on nostalgia.

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Rdio Reviews, Vol. 2

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The Sapphires

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A Dead Kennedys Primer

A playlist and introduction to the legendary Bay Area punk band.

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The Loss of Matter

A rallying cry for our underserved senses.

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Devilock

My second annual Halloween Misfits cover, including a treatise on what makes punk rock great.

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Rdio Reviews, Vol. 1

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Luncheon

Dining with famous women while I sleep.

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A Year of Rdio

Insights from my first year as a member of a music subscription service.

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Outsourcing

The audience-generated promise of Beck’s Song Reader.

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Hit So Hard

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Cultural Cannibalism

Concerns about remix culture’s critical mass.

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US Air Guitar 2012: Washington, DC

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US Air Guitar 2012: New York City

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US Air Guitar 2012: Boston

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Musicians Templates

6 minute read

Just Like Being There

1 minute read

Refused Are Fucking Dead

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Art and Artifice

The why of art is more important than the how.

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Skulls

Celebrating Halloween with my first Misfits cover.

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The Others

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Hello Again

Catching up on three years of silence: what I’ve been doing, what I haven’t been doing, and why I’m glad to be writing again.

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An Interview with U.S. Air Guitar Competitor Windhammer

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Judas Priest Brings All of British Steel Live Album to Rock Band

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Rust in Peace: Thoughts from a Super Fan

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Exit Strategy

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An Interview with Reigning Philadelphia Air Guitar Champion Windhammer

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Consumption: December 2008

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Windhammer

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Consumption: November 2008

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Pharewell

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2008 US Air Guitar Championships

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Something in the Air

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North by Northwest

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Hole

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Meet the New Mexico, Same as the Old Mexico

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Retro Format War

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Consumption: December 2007

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Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

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Consumption: December 2006

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Titonic

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1976

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Download My Store

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Open Letter to South Central Philadelphia

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The Morning After

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Into the Maze of Darkness!

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The Hills Are Alive

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A Musical Baton

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6 for the Price of One

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The Kids Are All Right

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Consumption: March 2005

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In the 77 days since I last posted: I started a new full-time design job at TMX Communications. My face...

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The New Wave of British Heavy Metal survives in Philadelphia, thanks to the majesty of Wastoid, whose performance Saturday night...

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Spaceboy Music got the new Tortoise album, It’s All Around You, nearly two weeks ahead of its release date, so...

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BREDSTIK Entertainment made its second foray into frenetic weekend filmmaking, this time for the 48 Hour Film Project, on the...

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I’m not often interested in shows that could conceivably sell out in less than five minutes after tickets have been...

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Okay, here’s a pretty charming concept: You’re a musician who combs estate sales for the personal slide collections of the...

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Philadelphia is in the eye of a winter storm today; the snow and ice already coating the ground will soon...

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Over the last couple of months, this site has offered its visitors little respite from boredom. I’ll make no apologies...

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You know, neither my physique nor my personality suggests a similarity to any hibernating animal that I can think of,...

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I emerge from over three weeks of silence to tell you about The Darkness. If you’re like everyone else on...

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I remain too distracted to produce contemplative opuses detailing my recent experiences, so here is some brusque vagueness about my...

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Last night, I registered team “BREDSTIK Entertainment” in the National Film Challenge, which works like this: At 7:00 PM on...

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There has been plenty going on, but I haven’t had much to say about any of it. Lightning Bolt, Hangedup,...

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I pedaled to the Khyber last night to see Stars, my second blind date in as many nights with a...

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I hadn’t heard Broken Social Scene before tonight. Having recently been informed that the band is comprised, in part, of...

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Kevin Cornell recently launched Bearskinrug version 4; it is as delicious as might be expected. Lots of shows lately: The...

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The summer technically ends on September 22 (as anyone eagerly anticipating the redesign of this site should note), but most...

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A moment of silence for Wesley Willis, who died at the age of 40 around 9:00 Chicago time Thursday night,...

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Massive Attack and Mondays don’t mix. My eyelids weren’t giving gravity much of a fight this afternoon. Last week’s lucky...

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After redeeming my pass to a sneak preview of Dirty Pretty Things, I somehow stumbled into the wrong theater; when...

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Every year, I take a trip to Chicago to visit some friends and spend some time in one of my...

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I was going to begin this long-overdue post with a verbose description of the difficulties of keeping a weblog like...

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I ventured out to the Friendship House last night, a cool space in North Philly previously unknown to me. DAT...

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My roommates and I have found a rather nice apartment in South Philadelphia. We signed the lease on Friday. We...

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I did a stupid thing Monday night: I forgot to bring my camera when I went to see I Am...

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Last night was the sixth installment of R5’s “In the Sanctuary Concert Series,” featuring Essex Green, Aereogramme and The Delgados...

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More film fest stuff this weekend. I caught a little bit of the Lost Film Fest 8.0 on Friday, including...

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Two shows, seven bands at the Church this week. Sentence fragments ahead. Sunday Dysrhythmia: My favorite Philadelphia band; missed the...

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Lightning Bolt’s Wonderful Rainbow refuses to detach itself from my playlist, and has come dangerously close to bullying the rest...

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Interpol and The Raveonettes played the Troc last night. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the feedback-drenched Raveonettes, who sounded...

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I waited in line for an hour last night in 20º weather to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the first...

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What to do? I’ve been cursing Clear Channel because their inflated ticket prices are keeping me from attending four anticipated...

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Peter and I took a trip up to New York yesterday. The early afternoon was occupied by sifting through galleries...

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The Relapse Contamination Festival took over the Troc for the weekend and what a wicked weekend it was. To avoid...

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I had a dream that Sebastian Bach (of Skid Row fame) moved in with my next door neighbors. In the...

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Sonata for the Unaware, the new k10k issue by carbonatedjazz, is the best issue I’ve seen in a long time....

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I guess it’s been pretty quiet around here. In the last month: I braved the Philadelphia blizzard fallout to get...

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Okay, Tolkien by himself (or even filtered through the eyes of demigod Peter Jackson) generally bores me, but somehow the...

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Halloween was fun. The afternoon was begun with a matinee of P.T. Anderson’s pitch-perfect Punch-Drunk Love, and rounded out by...

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Happy Birthday, Dad! Lethargy month is drawing to a close. I’ve been out and about for the usual films and...

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I’ve been back from Ottawa for nearly a week now and the annoying cold I contracted while I was there...

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Apparently a 2-disc Faith No More tribute album called Tribute of the Year: A Tribute to Faith No More was...

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There was much rocking this week. Saturday night was Andrew W.K. in Jersey, at this weird sprawling complex filled with...

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Oh man, this Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights album is soooo good; I cannot stop listening to it. Spacey,...

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During a relaxing and uneventful four days in Ocean City, MD, I couldn’t say no to “The Metal Issue” of...

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After having been informed that an MP3 from the forthcoming Dillinger Escape Plan / Mike Patton collaboration is now online,...

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I drove 100 miles last night to see Andrew W.K. play in Towson, MD (near Baltimore). I found out about...

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Mary and I were all set to go see Tuatara last night before we discovered that they cancelled the show...

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Friday night was a rewarding but ultimately forgettable show at the Troc with The Shins, Beachwood Sparks, and some horrible...

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Ah, the Khyber. I hadn’t been there in awhile. Tonight’s crowd was just the size I like: the audience was...

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I was very pleased today to discover that the lineup on the new Skeleton Key album Obtainium is identical to...

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Great show last night at the Balcony. Thoughtstreams kicked off the show around 10:00. I’d heard of them before (mostly...

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Just got back from a weekend in New York, primarily for two nights’ worth of sold out shows at North...

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The bad news: Tuesday’s Mogwai show in Brooklyn sold out before I could get tickets. Although I bet if I...

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My Def Leppard Pyromania cassette is about fifteen years old now and barely plays anymore, so I finally replaced it...

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Yesterday I escaped the unseasonable sweltering heat for a couple hours with a visit to the Philadelphia ICA. The Photogenic...

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Detroit is interesting in a ghost town kind of way. About half of the city’s buildings are vacant. And aside...

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