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The fall term is almost upon us, don’t forget to take some time to party and relax before setting your focus on the new things to come. This mix has been in the works for a while, I’m really happy with how it turned out! I think there’s only one or two that were cut […]

    Another round for my dark companion The view from here is crowded now, I raise my glass My doppelgänger Smiles at me From across the room The great social issues mean less than nothing to the national pests On my TV screen I will wear only black and white and hide in the alleys […]

In memoriam of Peter Principle, I present to you the lyrics mysteriously omitted from the liner notes of Tuxedomoon’s exceptional postpunk album, Desire. Was the following verse, repeated twice in the song “Jinx”, considered dangerously existential sufficient to trigger censorship? Or was it merely a transcription error? Occam’s Razor says the latter, but the truth […]

Keith Moon was infamously uncontrollable in more ways than one. Apparently it was humanly impossible for him to simply play a consistent beat without adding fills and triplets throughout. His playing style was idiosyncratic and bombastic, but he had innate ability, so I guess if you’ve got it, flaunt it. And Keith, in the immortal […]

The music of Magma is evocative of an extraterrestrial collective intelligence’s algorithm for summoning the ghost of John Coltrane. J Church, a band named for a beloved light rail line, lamented the turnover of endless cycles of urban and cultural decay, appropriation, exploitation, and inevitable gentrified banality. The historical context was the post Dot Bomb 1.0 era, […]

What happens when you take a NEU! groove and overlay some poetry and jangly guitar bits? Let’s find out. And add some anthemic power chords while we’re at it. Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern is not for everyone. Discontinue use and consult your doctor or witch doctor if you experience fatigue, nausea, or ennui.

A brain is like tonsils: more trouble than they’re worth. This self-evident fact is given voice by the story of the stranger. He was tall, dark, and had a special look about him, as if he could see right down to the bottom of you. But little by little, the critics put us back on the […]

Sometimes it’s not so easy to differentiate mediated experience from direct experience. To quote Brian O’Blivion, “Television is reality, and reality is less than television.” And so, the simulacra precess, precede, and pre-empt. But wait, there’s more! The plasticity of memory is only one dimension of ambiguity. Orthogonal to that is the question, “What is real?” […]

Despite all evidence, inhabitants of the reservoir of video souls can’t imagine that they are robots. How ironic is that— a robot that thinks it’s a soul that wants to be a machine? We’ve been robots all along, and yet we may not live to outgrow those filking colours we’ve been flying. I don’t take […]

Memory No, no I’m not going to break into that god forsaken song from Cats. (say that reminds me, I say SEVERAL copies of the Unforgiven in the 4$ bin at the Walmart Neighborhood Market. I need to make a mental note to get back there) I’ve actually seen Cats. Saw it in, or should I […]


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