Category Archives: Video

There’s No Convention Like Home

OzCon International was virtual again this year, kind of a shame when I’d been getting used to going annually. Still, better safe than sorry, and I believe the typical resort isn’t even open again yet. Colin Ayres and Erica Olivera … Continue reading

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Songs to Sell By

The other day, Beth was listening to the Lovin’ Spoonful, and I made a reference to how “Do You Believe in Magic?” used to be in McDonald’s commercials, which bothered her. Then I asked why it doesn’t when I bring … Continue reading

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Zooming with the Wizard

To Oz? To Oz! is the second online Oz event I attended this year, the other being OzCon International. Originally, the International Wizard of Oz Club was going to hold its national convention in upstate New York this weekend, but that … Continue reading

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TRI-CAT CHALLENGE

I was never that interested in Cats when I was younger, but I probably would have liked at least the T.S. Eliot poems if I’d been familiar with them. Beth and I went to see the show on Broadway about … Continue reading

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Blood on My Internet Page

This post is mostly about music, but there’s a bit of non-musical listening featured as well. She Makes War, Brace for Impact – I wrote about Laura Kidd’s last album, Direction of Travel, two years ago. Her latest release, largely … Continue reading

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You Fucked the World Up Now, We’ll Fuck It All Back Down

Today, I offer my thoughts on two recent albums that are not that similar in style, but both are by women who brashly and sometimes humorously speak out against injustice and have “nell” in their first names, so that’s…something, I … Continue reading

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Parodies Lost

I haven’t written that much about music recently. I think part of that is because, whenever I have the time to listen to something, it’s more likely to be something from the RPG Music Fanatics Facebook community or an episode … Continue reading

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Meet Me on the Corner of Your Life

Bonzo Dog Band, Let’s Make Up and Be Friendly – Originally released in 1972, this was a contractual obligation record put together after the band had broken up. While the songs aren’t as immediately fun as much of their work, … Continue reading

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Super Misogyny Bros.

I’d been curious about Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series of videos for a while, but I didn’t get around to watching them until recently, after a few stories about the reactions to them showed up online. … 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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