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Music

and here is where we just stop trying

“He looks like a transsexual minotaur.” So says a poster at my favorite online den of negativity, The Velvet Rope. And he/she...

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Music

Oh, goddammit

Kenny G is the latest artist to turn to a wealth of fellow recording artists for an album of collaborations. Due Nov. 23 via Arista,...

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Music

(no subject)

From a Lucky Magazine interview with Ashlee Simpson: LM: What are your takes on lip-synching? AS: I’m totally against it and offended...

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Current Events, Television

Har!

Also: If I ever meet Jon Stewart in person, I will fall on the ground and kiss his feet. And this transcript from his appearance on...

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Books

Reading is, like, fundamental and shit

Hey, I remember now: Graphic novels are cool. My latest acquisition, recommended by , is the One Volume Edition of Jeff Smith’s Boneg...

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Music

O Canada, Why?: Bryan Adams pt. 2

So, when we last saw our intrepid Canadian guitar-slinging meathead, he was on top of the world: His career-defining masterpiece Reckless...

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Music

O Canada, why?: Bryan Adams pt. 1

Bryan Adams has a new album out. It’s called Room Service: I think this is cause for some exploration into the Bryan Adams catalog...

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Meta

Before the sun was up the stove would be brightly burning;

Spam subject line of the day: To taste sweet in trying your hand at this subjunctive...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

There’s a fiesta in my cereal bowl and everyone’s throwing up

I think this shit is hilarious: I mean, there’s pandering to a demographic, and then there’s pandering to a demographic. And...

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Music

You have bad taste in music

My favorite is the Train clip:...

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Music, Television

Surreal

So, Tivo. My brother got it for me for Christmas, and I love it. I love it a lot. Hey, I know a lot of the technology we take for granted...

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Television

Bon Appetit

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Current Events

Kerry, Part Five: National Service

America is built on simple principles: Everyone should have the same opportunity to get ahead, and everyone has a responsibility to give...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Sleazy Ebay Whore

I’m payin’ off credit cards, so bid on my comics and shit! Tons of good readin’, mint bronze age Marvels, and if you ever...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Shameless Hype

Okay, I’ve been bugging and bugging my friend Matty to start his blog, ‘cuz he’s fucking hilarious and has about seventy...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Fred Armisen – An Appreciation In Haiku

Thine subtle humor While others laugh on cam’ra I love you, Frondi...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Rock Out With Your Cock Out

After last night’s little excursion and expirement in BWI, I woke up today feeling a little insecure. I mean, I was probably one of...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

BWI

Blogging While Intoxicated. Apparently, it’s the hip thing to do now. I’ve read several blogs in the past few days where the...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Musclebound Idiots, Clueless Whores and Big Brother 5

I admit it. This show gets me every summer. I give up three hours of my week to spend it with Julie Chen, her bizarre body glitter and...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lord I kneel and offer you / My word on a wing

Thanks for all the IMs and e-mails folks, but I know. This is usually the part where I come up with a bunch of bad “heart” puns...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Timelords and Sushi

Strange Johnny Convergence Moment – #52 in a series As an impossibly aggressive junior high school geek, I was obsessed with British...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Sippin’ on some 40z

Get erect. The incredibly nasty, dirty, skanky, whorish Gravy Train are touring. Nationwide even. Stop what you’re doing NOW and go...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

HWC

Liz Phair is 37. I am 36. From 1986 to around 1988, Liz Phair and I lived a mere 10 miles away from each other (she at Oberlin College, me...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Screaming Back at the Reflection

After 22 months of biting my lip as the President of the company I work for screamed (at me…at his receptionist…at the guy who...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Things my friend Jeff would have loved, but missed because he killed himself in 1990

1. The internet 2. Alternative music becoming mainstream 3. (The London) Suede 4. Bowie going industrial 5. That cool Prodigy band with the...

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Current Events

Kerry, Part Four: The International AIDS Crisis

Today we look at Kerry’s AIDS position paper, and as usual, our candidate talks a great game. In a sense, one could almost argue that...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

An observation

I had to run some errands on this lovely partly cloudy day: • I stopped first at Fingerprints Records to pick up the new Lloyd Cole...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Stalkerish Fun

If anyone knows this incredibly hot guy in the green shorts that was at “Lapride” this past weekend, please propose to him for...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

David Bowie – Sucker MC or Lick Back in Anger

Lollipop Thrower Hits David Bowie in Eye OSLO, Norway (AP) – Halfway through his third song at a Norwegian music festival, an object...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Unnecessary Pride

Today, I paid off the last remaining balance of a Visa I’ve had since I was 20 years old and living in Cleveland. It’s done....