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I Am a Peanut, a Proud, Peculiar Peanut

Beth and I were considering going to see Rasputina last week, but we didn’t. That did, however, remind me that I hadn’t said anything about their two latest albums.They’re both mostly covers. The Feel-Good Hits of 1817 – It’s part … Continue reading

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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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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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Don’t Mess with Mr. In-Between

The Puppini Sisters, The High Life – This is the group’s first new album in five years, with Emma Smith replacing Stephanie O’Brien. They do a combination of old standards and more recent pop songs, all in a swing style … Continue reading

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I’m Ruler of This Moon, Boy

The second album credited to Frank Black and the Catholics, Pistolero from 1999, has never really been a favorite of mine. That said, it has some excellent songs. I tend to think of it as somewhat noisier and more chaotic … Continue reading

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Know Your Gnomes

I’ve been looking into the portrayal of various mythical peoples in works of fiction, and it seems to me that some are much better defined than others. I asked earlier today on Twitter and Facebook what people thought of when … Continue reading

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