Category Archives: Albums

Come On, Let’s Make Trouble Together Somehow

Karla Kane, King’s Daughters Home for Incurables – That title sounds like that of the Emilie Autumn book I’ve been reading. Anyway, Karla has been a friend on the online social media for some time now, and she’s also the … Continue reading

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Everything’s a Perfect Treat Down on Jollity Farm

Songs the Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us – This is a collection of old songs that the Bonzos either covered or were generally inspired by. They showed a lot of English music hall influence, and that’s mostly what’s here. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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I Can’t Turn Off What Turns Me On

I don’t know why, but it’s become more difficult for me to review music as of late. Part of it is probably just that I don’t get a chance to listen as much as I used to, but I’ve had … Continue reading

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We’ll Be Riding Out This Storm

Beth and I went to see Tori Amos live at the Beacon Theatre last Tuesday. We’ve seen her perform a few times, but not in some years. This tour is in support of her new album, Native Invader, which I’ve … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the Koopas

Picture by Marhiin There isn’t a whole lot about Bowser’s family in the Mario series. Even his seven kids have been retconned into not really being his children, which raises the question as to where they come from. We never … Continue reading

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Mad Shelley’s Letterbox Is Full of Birthday Cards

I think it’s been a while since I’ve done an album review. I’ve had both the new Robyn Hitchcock and New Pornographers records for a few weeks now, and had taken some notes on them, but had trouble articulating all … Continue reading

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As My Nanny Used to Say, That’s the Trouble with Ungulants

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Pour L’Amour des Chiens – This was the band’s reunion album from 2007, their first in thirty-five years. Vivian Stanshall had died in 1995, but some of the earlier members returned, and others filled in … Continue reading

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