Category Archives: Neko Case

Tennesseein’ Is Tennebelievin’

Nashville – I think the only Robert Altman movie I’d previously seen was Popeye. This is pretty different from that, but they’re both kind of slow. It has a lot of characters with their own subplots, which were often difficult … Continue reading

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Ain’t You Never Seen a Disembodied Soul Before?

I picked up a few albums recently, either through buying them used or receiving them as presents, so here are some thoughts. Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Globe of Frogs – I have the box sets of much of Robyn’s … Continue reading

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Working for the Yankee Dollar

The Puppini Sisters, Lost and Found – This album is a rarities collection that the group is offering as a bonus when buying some other stuff. I pre-ordered their next album, which has been delayed, so this is a nice … Continue reading

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Turtlenecking with the Best

Before he and John Linnell started They Might Be Giants, John Flansburgh was in a band called the Turtlenecks (even though it seems to be Linnell who actually WORE turtlenecks more often), which he’s mentioned before as sort of a … Continue reading

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Have Mercy on the Natural World

I still haven’t had much chance to listen to music as of late, what with moving and all, but here are my thoughts on two albums that came out this year: Decemberists, I’ll Be Your Girl – I listened to … 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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Honey in Your Ear

I’m not sure how it turned out that I’d be seeing so many concerts in a short period of time, but yesterday was the case/lang/veirs show at Prospect Park, only four days after Nellie McKay in Manhattan. I have tickets … Continue reading

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Taking Is Too Easy, But That’s the Way It Is

case/lang/veirs – This supergroup, inspired by the Traveling Wilburys, consists of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs. I’m a fan of Neko’s, and she’s popular enough now that you’re probably aware of her powerful, distinctive voice. I’ve obviously heard … Continue reading

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They Say We Can’t Make This Stuff Up, But What Else Could We Make?

The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers – The fifth album by this supergroup is pretty much their usual style, heavy on arrangements and harmonies. The tunes are catchy and the lyrics sound epic, but I never really have any idea what … Continue reading

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Academy of Mutants

Since I’ve been thinking a bit about superheroes recently, I thought it might not be a bad idea to write about the X-Men cartoon from the 1990s, which was how I was introduced to most of those characters. I don’t … Continue reading

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