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Original Analog Oatmeal

In the winter of 2005, I was a freshman at UC Davis, a new volunteer at KDVS, and a night owl. Because my dorm roommate always went to sleep much earlier than I did, I created a Fortress of Solitude underneath my partially lofted bed, complete with futon, stereo, party lights, and a blanket big enough to hang down from my bed like a curtain and close myself in. 197 more words


Cake's "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle" is One of the Most Salient Pieces of Music Ever Made

When “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle” first came out, I didn’t understand it. The year was 1993, and I hadn’t even cleared a double digit age. It wasn’t until years later that I would truly understand its significance. 272 more words

Genna Rivieccio

Musicians Sing for a Cause That’s Their Own | The New York Times

In the latest example, a group of artists including David Byrne, Mike Mills of R.E.M., John McCrea of Cake and the guitarist Marc Ribot are putting on a free concert on Tuesday at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village to protest the way radio stations pay royalties, and to introduce a new advocacy group, the…

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