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To Be or Not to Be . . . Cool

Huey Lewis once said it’s hip to be square. Taylor Swift now says it’s cool to be uncool . . .

. . . or is it that it’s uncool to worry about being cool?

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Top 5 Music Picks of the Week

1. More of You by MoZella // 2. Loose Lips by The Ballroom Thieves // 3. Holocene by Bon Iver // 4. Fresh Pair Of Eyes by Brooke Waggoner // 5. 31 more words

Thinking About Thinking About Music: 33 1/3 Review Project

I like to think about music. I also like to think about the ways that other people think about music. So when I finished my third or fourth  322 more words


Throwback Thursday: "I Can't Wait"

It was their third album, but Poolside proved to have the magic to put Nu Shooz on the map.

Today on Throwback Thursday we journey back to 1986 when Portland natives, Nu Shooz, became international stars for their hit single… 285 more words


I Don't Want to Go to School!

I hate the first day of the semester. All I do is read them the syllabus (so I know they have actually read it once) and say no to people trying to add the class.

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Spaghetti Westerns and Reggae on AllMusic

Interesting information about the international popularity of Spaghetti westerns in this review by Mark Deming of “The Big Gundown: Reggae Inspired by Spaghetti Westerns”:

While the average American’s perception of reggae music tends to be centered around ganja, good times and Jah, anyone who has seriously studied Jamaican popular culture knows that they value the bad ass above and beyond all else, so it’s no wonder that Italian Westerns from the 1960s and ’70s were a popular item on the island.

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Is Jack White Related to the Addams Family?

Just saw Jack White on a Conan rerun:

Is it just me, or does he look like Uncle Fester* in a bad wig?

*  The TV show’s Uncle Fester, not the movie’s.

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