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Coping with Immortality

We’re up to the 1978 Oziana, with a cover by Bill Eubank that appears to be partially based on a John R. Neill illustration from Kabumpo in Oz. Then there’s an Oz-E-Gag by Eubank, comparing The Wizard of Oz to … 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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On Earth as It Is in Heaven

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, by Jeff Sharlet – I think I first heard about the secretive fundamentalist Christian organization known as the Family or the Fellowship on Bill Maher years ago, and I … Continue reading

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I’ll Bossanova with Ya

Pixies, Bossanova – This is my favorite Pixies album, which I know isn’t a very common opinion. Well, at least it isn’t from the music critics, who prefer the more raw, proto-grunge sound of the earlier records. While there’s some … Continue reading

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There Is a King That Will Steal Your Soul

Here are some thoughts on three movies I’ve watched recently: True Stories – A weird film directed and co-written by David Byrne, who also stars in it as an interactive narrator. Presented as a slice of life in a Texas … Continue reading

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Psycho Killers

Stop Making Sense – This Talking Heads concert film from 1982 is a lot of fun to watch, and I already liked the music, so I’d say it’s a winner. David Byrne’s jerky movements are pretty entertainingly weird, as when … Continue reading

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Where’s My Liquid Paper?

I believe “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 1986 release Polka Party! remains his worst-selling album. It does seem to have been somewhat rushed out after his last record, and lacks a big hit parody. At the time I was getting Al’s albums … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Draw a Crowd, Draw Dicks on a Wall

It’s been a while since I’ve done any album review posts. My lack of money and the shortage of new music from bands I like have both contributed to this. Here are three new ones I have listened to, though, … Continue reading

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