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Of Finns, Birthdays, and Pissed-Off Program Directors

Follow the bouncing ball, kids! From Malchus comes word that Crowded House is streaming a track from its forthcoming album, Time on Earth,...

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The Friday Linkfest: 5/11/07

AM, Then FM dishes up some live Zevon; The Week in Rock tackles another set of songs — and out come the Andrew Ridgeley confessions;...

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Blogging for a Cure, cont’d

As some of you might recall, I had the good fortune recently to be able to team up with some of my favorite bloggers to try and help raise...

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Of Lattimorists, Goddamn Hippies, and the (Possible) Future of Copyright Law

Jefito’s Note: While the blog gnomes and I scurry behind the scenes to get things back in semi-working order around here, please...

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Coming Attractions

The details are still being ironed out, but if everything goes the way it’s supposed to, I’ll have some Big News for you guys...

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Ich bin ein Mark Twain

First of all, I want to thank all of you who have commented, sent e-mail, or called since Friday. For the record, I’m not distraught...

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Look, Kids! It’s a Goddamn Meme!

Picked up from J at Thinking About: Of all the bands and artists in your collection, of which one do you own the most albums? Oh God. Well,...

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Bloggers for a Cure

I’m excited and very pleased to announce the debut of Bloggers for a Cure, which is what it sounds like, a collaborative effort...

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Where the Hell is Van? / Internet War!

We missed the Van-A-Day post today, obviously, but it wasn’t my fault, I swear — I just couldn’t upload the tracks, on...

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The more the merrier…

A big group of us are sitting around and talking about some old #1 songs over at Kurt’s place. C’mon over and join the fun!...

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Introducing…LOST SOUNDTRACK CLASSICS

I’ve been keeping this under wraps until now, but it gives me no small amount of giddy, schoolgirl-like joy to introduce to you: Now,...

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The Principle of Sweepstakes

Call it end-of-the-year goodie cleansing or Mellowmas guilt — whatever’s to blame, I’ve got another Jefitoblog...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Mellowmas…

As those of you who are also faithful readers of our friend Jason’s site already know, he’s got an excellent weekly feature...

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Happiness is a Warm Post

Things that are making me happy right now: 1. My bitchin’ new 17″ laptop. Oh. My. God. 2. I’m about to get my first...

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‘Tis the season to be list-y

As those of us who devour pop culture rags and websites — or write for ‘em — know, ’tis the season to be list-y, as...

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Mmmmmmm…leftovers

Greetings, and welcome back from the Land of Tryptophan! I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend as much as I did. As you can see below,...

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Busybusybusybusybusy

Lordy, lordy. Two days and no posts? What’s gotten into me? Well, work, mostly. If you’re interested in knowing what it is I do...

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In Other Words: 11/3/06

Here’s what I’m reviewing at Bullz-Eye this week: Enigma’s A Posteriori : (“It isn’t bad, necessarily, but...

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I’m Still Standing

I’ve read a couple of embarrassingly flattering posts at other blogs this week about my recent decision to relax the posting schedule...

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Download-y no work-y

Yep, I’m aware that the downloads aren’t working. Seems our file host has a bone to pick with us all of a sudden. I’m...

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Sweepstakes!

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Inside the Echo Chamber

So I bagged on two songs yesterday, Fergie’s “London Bridge” and Joanna Newsom’s “The Book of...

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contest alert!

A new house and a new office means I’ve finally got my tape deck wired into my sound card again — which means The Cassingle...

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new threads

So hey, maybe you noticed the new masthead. Those fucking Twinkies have been bugging me for MONTHS. I’m so glad I finally have some...

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I wish I had an I-Pass

Greetings from northern Illinois! There was no time to write any updates on the trip yesterday. Only time for driving. And driving. And...

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YESSSSSSSSSSS

Two things, real quick: 1. I’m posting this from a moving car. Technology is pretty cool, when it does what I want. 2. My buddy Gene...

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the highway here is red

Greetings from Sundance, Wyoming! Yesterday we spent pretty much our entire day on I-90, driving through Montana (the uglier 2/3 of it, as...

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montana wants to kill you

If it’s Thursday, it must be Montana! We’ve actually been here in Big Sky Country since yesterday — we headed east from...

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one down

Greetings from scenic Spokane, Washington! We drove from Santa Clara, CA all the way up here yesterday, a haul of over 1,000 miles. The AAA...

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a message from your host

Okay, folks, this is it — as of tonight, my desktop will be packed up in boxes. As of tomorrow, it’ll be on the moving truck,...