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Just Another Long Black Letter Day

The first Frank Black albums I bought when they were new were Black Letter Days and Devil’s Workshop, which actually came out on the same day in 2002. It was also the day the Neko Case album Blacklisted was released, … Continue reading

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A Few Bad Fairies

It’s been established that fairies in mythology and folklore can be either good or bad, and in fact are often amoral. In L. Frank Baum’s fantasy, however, fairies are pretty much always good. When he wrote about the Immortals in … 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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