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Yo, Ding Dong, Man, Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Yo

While “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Polka Party! didn’t sell all that well, Al came back onto the scene with 1988’s Even Worse, with its lead single again parodying Michael Jackson with a food-related theme. This was the first time the album … Continue reading

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Ukulele Me

Is it just a reflection of my own taste in music, or is the ukulele, previously relegated mostly to novelty tunes and Hawaiian music, been enjoying somewhat of a comeback in recent years? I like to think it’s at least … Continue reading

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Vasilisa’s Venture

Those of you who know me might be aware of how I tend to be in the middle of several books at a time. I recently finished Diane Wynne Jones’s House of Many Ways (the review should be coming soon), … Continue reading

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Hope Is a Liar, a Cheat, and a Tease

Four reviews of albums that came out fairly recently: Posies, Blood/Candy – I wasn’t much of a fan of their comeback album from a few years ago, Every Kind of Light, as I felt it lacked zest. I like this … Continue reading

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