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Bookshelf: “The Mental Floss History of the World”

My World History teacher in high school, Mrs. Rivers, was less than efficient in her use of verbiage. While lecturing about the...

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Lo-Fi Mojo’s Book Nook: “The Encyclopedia of Punk”

In what better ways could musicians reject the status quo of Led Zeppelin, the musical bollocks of disco, and the pop pablum du jour like...

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Bookshelf: Danny Goldberg, “Bumping Into Geniuses”

Danny Goldberg – Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business (2008) purchase this book (Amazon) Most rock &...

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Michael Crichton (1942-2008)

The legend goes something like this: a young writer-turned-director is over at Universal Studios taking a tour of the facilities....

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Cherry Bomb: An Interview With Music Journalist Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna

For women who want to make it in the all too male-dominated music industry – and music journalism in particular – writer Carrie...

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Bookshelf: Juliana Hatfield, “When I Grow Up: A Memoir”

Juliana Hatfield – When I Grow Up: A Memoir purchase this book (Amazon) “… if you’re timid and looking for mercy,...

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A Post About “POST”

Hey, everyone! Our good buddy Eric Grubbs of Theme Park Experience has finally reached the end of years of hard work on his book, POST: A...

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Bookshelf: “The Ninja Handbook”

Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine – Ask a Ninja Presents: The Ninja Handbook (This Book Looks Forward to Killing You Soon) purchase...

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Bookshelf: Tommy Chong, “Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography”

The comedy duo of Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong redefined American comedy in the 1970s and ’80s with seven...

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Pop Politico: “The Great Derangement”

If journalism is the first draft of history, and history is argument without end, then Matt Taibbi has fired the opening salvo of a new...

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Bookshelf: Tim Etchells, “The Broken World”

Tim Etchells – The Broken World (2008) purchase this book (Amazon) The Internet has been, as Chico Escuela would say, very very good...

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Bookshelf: Jake Kalish, “Santa Vs. Satan”

Over the years, my best friend and I have come up with a lot of random, idiotic games — games that we use to pass the time while...

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Bookshelf: Don Felder, “Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)”

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder titled his memoir Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001) in an attempt to sell more copies...

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Pop Politico: “Deadly Election”

History-altering events produce consequences that are sometimes unintended. In our post-9/11 age, the political landscape has quickly...

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Songs for the Dumped: The Contest!

All right, you’ve listened to us share the sordid details of some of our lowest “romantic” moments — now it’s...

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One More Yeesh

Don’t know if there’s anyone besides me still reading comic books, specifically The Amazing Spider-Man, but the powers that be...

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Reflections on EB White and “Chartlotte’s Web”

It took us awhile, but Sophie and I finally completed “Charlotte’s Web” tonight. Ironically, I leafed through “The...

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"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"

I completed reading Michael Chabon’s brilliant “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” this afternoon. I found...

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Bookshelf: Rob Sheffield, “Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time”

Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time (2007)purchase this book (Amazon) As my Dad and I sat around the house one Saturday...

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Non-Music Post Alert!

It’s been awhile since I wrote anything in-depth on politics, for the same reason Captain Video! has taken his sweet-ass time coming...

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Bookshelf: Marilynn Robinson, “Gilead”

Marilynne Robinson, Gilead (2004) purchase this book I’d never have believed I’d see a wife of mine doting on a child of...

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bookshelf: marilynne robinson, “gilead”

Marilynne Robinson, Gilead (2004)purchase this book I’d never have believed I’d see a wife of mine doting on a child of mine....

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bookshelf: shawn mcbride, “green grass grace”

Shawn McBride, Green Grass Grace (2003)purchase this book Hellfire hallelujah and halitosis. Mike Schmidt sits to pee. How you doing,...

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bookshelf: jim kokoris, “the rich part of life”

Jim Kokoris – The Rich Part of Life (2001)purchase this book A few hours later at the press conference where we received the...

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bookshelf: jim kokoris, “the rich part of life”

Jim Kokoris – The Rich Part of Life (2001)purchase this book A few hours later at the press conference where we received the...

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bookshelf: nicole krauss, “the history of love”

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love (2005)purchase this book The grass was slippery with mud. In the distance I could see a rowboat tied to...

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bookshelf: dan chaon, “you remind me of me”

Dan Chaon – You Remind Me Of Me (2005)purchase this book The baby’s large eyes settled on him, and though this had been one of...

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two hearts and one crummy book

Hey, have you read this book? Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts — The Definitive Biography, 1972-2003 by Dave Marsh I’m a sucker...

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sex, drugs, & cocoa puffs

I realize I’m like five years behind the cool kids on Chuck Klosterman, but I’m loving this book: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs:...