Category Archives: Music

The Cool New Music Chronicles: Les Pommes Sont Rouges et Je Suis Désolé

LES POMMES SONT ROUGES ET JE SUIS DÉSOLÉ (September, 2015)   The older you get, the less things change. It had been three years since my previous mix CD, and my life was more or less exactly as it was … Continue reading

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Les Pommes Sont Rouges et Je Suis Désolé

Hey everyone, it’s time for another mix CD! Most people can do these things without making a big production out of it or taking almost four years, but that’s not how it works around here. Instead I bring you number … Continue reading

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Goodbye iTunes, Hello Plex

We still have two big bookcases full of CDs — those disks music used to come on — in our TV room. And we have a CD changer with a jambox hooked up to it in the hall. That’s our … Continue reading

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Let’s Look at the Record: Violent Femmes

In 1985 I stood at a crossroads. My musical taste was veering off the radio charts already, but in what direction would I further go? I had friends who were metalheads, my best friend was hard into Pink Floyd, but … Continue reading

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Shriekback: Without Real String or Fish

I’ve been listening to Shriekback for about thirty years now. It’s the only band, of all my favorites, that I still keep up with. If it exists as an mp3, I have it as an mp3. And yet, I have … Continue reading

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Happy New Shriekback Album Day!

Almost 10 years ago to the day I wrote on this site about one of my most best beloved bands, Shriekback. Their 13th album, Without Real String or Fish, is out today, and normally I’d be telling you all about … Continue reading

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I Had That! #29: Depeche Mode “Live in Hamburg” Poster

Mentioning this item is probably overkill. The band Depeche Mode and the influence it had on me growing up has been well covered multiple times, so I don’t know what more I can say here that will add much. Sure, … Continue reading

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I Had That! #26: Aiwa HS-T06 Tape Player

This installment of “I Had That!” (the halfway point, it should be noted) might be more aptly titled, “I Think I Had That?” because I’m not 100% certain this is in fact the item in question: my first portable tape … Continue reading

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