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Metallica Wins Grammy

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On February 9, 2009
Jethro Tull robbed again! See, it’s a meta-joke about the irrelevance of the Grammys that I’m the millionth person to make a 20-year-old joke. It’s like the Oscars, I guess — the scary thing is that the middlebrow work of artists who have done better work elsewhere is actually a considerable improvement over the typical […]

The Awfulness of Billy Joel

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On January 25, 2009

This isn’t exactly a revelation, but Ron Rosenbaum inexplicably fails to include the song that is arguably BJ’s five-minute shite-load, “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” When I

Back to the Blog

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On October 6, 2008

With his beloved Rangers having opened their season in Prague, this seems like as good a time as any to note that world’s most dangerous professor Michael Berube has returned to his own blog. As

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Master

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On March 31, 2008

I was lucky enough to see Ornette Coleman at Town Hall last Friday, and as expected it was exceptional. It was remarkable at the begining to compare his frail, barely audible vocal introduction and hi

Tomorrow’s Contrarianism Today

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On October 30, 2007
Just enough cowbell! Since I often disagree with MY on aesthetics, I should note that I concur with his assessment of the widely-derided new Rilo Kiley album, which although being less “indie rock” than More Adventurous is almost as great song-for-song. And “Silver Lining” isn’t even my favorite cut on the album; the terrific straight […]
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