Category Archives: Camper Van Beethoven

I Found My Thrill on Oregon Hill

I haven’t been listening to music all that much recently. That’s not to say that I couldn’t, just that I usually find myself doing other things that are difficult to do at the same time. But anyway, here are some … Continue reading

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Listening Backward

One thing I was reminded of in response to my recent post on Satanic panic was that there were some people who genuinely did do horrible things due to what they thought were messages from the Devil or some other … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Nice When We’re All Afraid at the Same Time?

I haven’t written an album review since late April, and at least two of the records I discuss here were released before that. I don’t always have a lot of time to listen to music, and even when I do, … Continue reading

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You Know I Loved You So When No One Knew Your Name and You Were Pompous

I saw Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker at the Highline Ballroom last night. It was a standing room show, and the concert lasted about three hours. I’ve never been that keen on standing up at concerts, but it’s gotten even … Continue reading

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Everybody Thinks and Acts the Same, That’s Why I Live in El Cerrito

Here are two reviews of albums I received as Christmas presents. Enjoy! She & Him, Classics – Every album by this group has included a few covers, but this one is all standards. I can’t say I recognize most of … Continue reading

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The Future Sound

If you’re a fan of They Might Be Giants, you’ve probably seen that there’s a free download of the band performing their first album live in concert. I understand they did a few shows recently where they performed all of … Continue reading

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Broken Spanish in the Daytime

Camper Van Beethoven, La Costa Perdida – It’s been a long time since the last album by this band. They reformed in the early aughts and put out New Roman Times, but it’s been more than eight years since then, … Continue reading

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Cover Controversy

Just about every time we hear that Gotye song “Somebody That I Used to Know,” my wife points out how she thinks he’s mean because he mentioned he didn’t like the Glee version of his song. His complaint was something … Continue reading

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