Archive for the 'Music' Category


Long-unheard Pumpkins hit single from 1998

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014


Or, at least Billy Corgan once said, and I’m paraphrasing, that this song would have been the hit “Adore” lacked. I liked the Machina II version of this song, but this is even better. “Adore” had its moments, but I think this song— and eliminating some of the filler– would have elevated the album. Not to “Siamese Dream”-level greatness, but to something great.


Happy “Jesus On The Radio” day, everyone!

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

5 a.m. March 16. I haven’t thought about this song (or band) in years.


This week’s AV Undercover is awesome

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Frightened Rabbit covers Cheap Trick.

I don’t know if I’d count AV Undercover as a Web series, but if so, it’s certainly my favorite. Some episodes are better than others and this one has my vote as the best of the new season, thus far.


Stereogum on “Give Up” turning 10

Friday, February 22nd, 2013


Check it out, Tom Breihan does a nice job. Nice enough to inspire some nostalgia, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry


2012 playlist

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

As with previous years, this is not a best of and not a favorites, just a playlist to take you into 2013.


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2011 end of the year playlist

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Standard annual disclaimer: Not the “best of” by any stretch of the imagination (because my “best” is sometimes your “worst”) but a list of 15 songs, arranged in order for maximum listening experience, that I enjoyed in 2011. (Oh, and I know “Young Blood” came out in late 2010 but I don’t work at a newspaper anymore and didn’t hear the song until this year. Deal with it).

Oh, and P.S.- I can’t believe I picked a Coldplay song either.

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