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you tell ‘em

The slacktivist is really on fire this week: “You deserve an A” Private Property?...

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Music

coverpalooza!!!

Another week, another pile of downloads for y’alls…and this one is big, big, big. It’ll still only be up for a week,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost Down Under Week – Hunters & Collectors

Another band Melbourne from punk’s ashes, Hunters & Collectors began life in 1981 as a raucous, horn-fueled live act, feeding...

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Music

wish i was borracho

I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner. Kick back and enjoy the sounds of Posh Jefito Manor on a sunny Friday afternoon:...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost Down Under Week – Wa Wa Nee

You know what the world needed more than anything in 1987? A group of white Australians trying to recreate the funk rock that was The Time!...

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Music

darkest regards

Who knew Norwegian Black Metal could be so goddamn hilarious?...

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Music

revenge of the lack of sleep

Glenn Branca, you are a dork. Last night, I wandered through the shadow of the valley of Nerd Heaven. I’m talking, of course, about...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost Down Under Week – The Models

All this week, Lost in the ‘80s takes a look at bands who were part of the early-to-mid ‘80s Australian invasion led by groups...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"if they were me / and i were you…"

Happy birthday to me. I’m this many today! UPDATE:It’s amazing what you find when you look…just days after posting a...

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Consumerism, Junk Food, Music

the soul is in the bowl

Dear Smokey, Whether most people remember it today or not, you are one of the greatest songwriters in the history of American music....

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"pilot of the airwaves / here is my request…"

Ah, Charlie Dore’s ode to calling the DJ request line. Every ‘80s child has been there, hanging on the phone, waiting for that...

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Music

better hurry up, ladies

If you’re a smart, funny woman who is free on May 12, a man in Los Angeles wants to take...

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Music

show biz kids

Even Chewbacca is confused by all this retarded merchandising. I sat in on a couple of history classes in Tracy this morning, at West High,...

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Music

thanks, stereogum

Michael Ian Black is funny....

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Music

if an icon falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it…

There are few things more interesting, in my opinion, than a bloated, washed-up old rock star. And if the rock star in question has a blog,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"always someone left out in the rain / it’s always the same"

Turn on any local “Hits of the ‘80s, ‘90s and Today!” radio station, and within an hour, I guarantee you will hear...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Mr. Smarty Pants Music Knowlege Guy

The final part of my Rock & Roll Jeopardy experience has been posted over at my other blog, Johnny Is a Man. If you haven’t been...

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Music, Television

attention videots!

CAPTAIN VIDEO! has returned from the 1980th dimension!...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

“distant lands I love so far away / I don’t know why we don’t go”

Another Lost in the ‘80s oddity…there’s not much biographical info or background floating around about The Other Ones, a...

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Music

the complete idiot’s guide to john hiatt

For the first decade or so of his career, John Hiatt was a case of mostly unfulfilled potential. Everyone knew he was a good...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

say “honey smacks” again. I dare you.

How’s a kid supposed to eat breakfast with this staring him in the face?...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Boys Do Fall In Love

Mirage Records, a tiny little label with major distribution, was on fire in 1984. The label scored a few high-profile dance chart hits, but...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the üncheese

Some time ago, in a fit of starved desperation, I unwrapped a Slim Jimâ„¢ Chili n’ Cheese stick, and could not...

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Music

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Harry Nilsson, part 2

Pussy Cats (1974) Since receiving unsolicited public praise for his work from Lennon and McCartney, Nilsson had maintained a friendship...

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adorable mini-post

More later, but for right now, here’s the new Coldplay single to brighten up your Tuesday morning: Coldplay – Speed of Sound...

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Music

five guys walk into a bar…

My Faces box set came! Love me some Faces, man. Love. For anyone unfamiliar with the Faces, imagine the world’s best bar band,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"…you don’t know, you better hang with me!"

I love remembering songs that are perfect for “Lost in the ’80s”, and Nolan Thomas’ “Yo Little Brother”...

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Current Events, Meta, Music

songs for jefitoman

Yes, I know. It’s Monday morning and it hurts. But fear not—the Monday Morning mp3 Megabonanza is here to soothe your aching...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

please don’t include the ham

Every week, it’s something new and exciting at the grocery store. This morning, I spied with my little eye two words I never want to...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"Yesterday’s shattered / Tomorrows don’t matter…"

Hiccupy. Chipry. Helium-powered. Chipmunk. All those descriptors have been applied to the singing voice of Altered Images’ Clare...