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My favorite GWAR moment – the Joan Rivers appearance – RIP Oderus Urungus

Well this really sucks. Having grown up in Richmond, I’ll always have a fondness in my heart for GWAR.  John Campbell of Lamb of God sums it up nicely: “a new statue on Monument Avenue is in order.”  I briefly lived above Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie) in college and despite their reputation, he was a really sweet and (and oddly [...]

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Your Phone Is Ruining You For Us

I find it impossible to write fiction that’s set after 2002. Not because I’m a Gen-Xer waxing nostalgic about relaxing to Morcheeba on a distastefully stained sofa I found partially torn apart by a dog in an alley. (Oh, the glamour.) It’s just that it’s inconceivable to depict contemporary times authentically without including interludes where characters stare at their cell [...]

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The Times printed a 1000 word smear piece on de Blasio accusing him of being a thoughtful leader who listens to people

Given the Times‘ disappointing endorsement of Christine “no specific plan to require the richest New Yorkers to pay more in taxes” Quinn for mayor, this odd piece on de Blasio is hardly surprising. It’s central premise suggests that the mayor of New York can only govern adequately by being a narcissistic prick, like Bloomberg or Giuliani. The Times sums up [...]

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Seven Great Under-the-Radar Christmas Albums

It’s that time of the year again when new indie renditions of syrupy holiday songs are shared by music snobs who wouldn’t touch Harry Connick’s Auld Lang Syne with Michael Bublé’s Mele Kalikimaka. There are definitely some strong releases to be discovered including Sufjan Stevens’ latest holiday collection, Silver and Gold, though, admittedly, you’ll feel so twee listening to it [...]

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A Few of My Favorite Things (In Brooklyn)

Time Out listed some of my favorite spots in Brooklyn in their latest issue: “When I first moved to Brooklyn in 1996, I was two blocks away from the pier at India Street, which at the time was an abandoned lot with the best view you could possibly imagine of the New York skyline. I used to go there to [...]

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Coming Next Year: Summer 2013 Movie Preview

Via The Morning News With blockbusters like Snow White and the Huntsman, Zombie Overkill, and Yahtzee: Alien Invasion, it’s already a smash hit for summer movies. But serious film buffs know Summer 2012 will be even better—and we’re not just talking about Jerry Bruckheimer’s live-action Hungry Hungry Hippo Apocalypse. Justice League Avengers: Manchild Uprising DC and Marvel Comics unite for [...]

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The Frothiest, Most Excrement-Filled Rick Santorum Quotes

A new one by yours truly over at HuffPost: I’m as happy as the next person to see the underused adjective, frothy, have a resurgence. Too bad it’s due to Rick Santorum’s strong showing in Tuesday’s Iowa straw poll. Before he fizzles, here’s a stroll down memory lane revisiting some of the frothiest excrement that’s passed through his lips. On [...]

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My Favorite Music of 2011

25. The Weeknd, House of Balloons 24. Cave Singers, No Witch 23. Jay-Z/Kanye West, Watch the Throne 22. Sun Araw, Ancient Romans 21. Fucked Up, David Comes to Life 20. Shabazz Palaces, Black Up 19. The War on Drugs, Slave Ambient 18. Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two 17. The Sea And Cake, The Moonlight Butterfly 16. Battles, Gloss [...]

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First Follows: Weird Choices in First Twitter Follows!

A new one by yours truly over at The Awl.

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Sun Araw: Horse Steppin’

I’ve been addicted to Sun Araw lately. Here’s my favorite track off of Beach Head:

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