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2014 Albums: Wild Beasts - Present Tense

January, for most people, is a proactive time. It’s a month for planning and of course looking forward. So it’s only natural that my first post of the year be of a revisionist nature. 293 more words


Portable Self-Defense

Many years ago when I lived in a not terribly safe neighborhood in DC, two work colleagues/friends of mine were discussing safety precautions to be used in case we were ever assaulted. 525 more words


Devil Dog

As a kid, one of my very favorite snacks was a Devil Dog.  A Drake’s Devil Dog.

Folks who live in Maine, or whose moms baked know them as Whoopie Pies.  227 more words


50 Great Songs Based on Literary Characters

Songwriters take their inspiration from anywhere and everywhere, and since many of them are also voracious readers, it’s no surprise that there have been many great songs written over the years about literary characters. 3,330 more words


Top Ten Albums of 2014: 7 - 5

Top Ten Albums of 2014: 7 – 5



More Than Any Other Day (Constellation)

The cover image adorning Ought’s début album is cribbed from a postcard that one band member found on top of a dumpster in the group’s native Montreal. 1,684 more words

The Music World

Chances and Ironies at the Universal Records CD Sale

“Can you recommend something that’s heavy?” I asked the man who was graciously assisting me at the Universal Records CD Sale (URCDS) last December.

“I don’t know how you define ‘heavy’ but we have some ‘alternative’ music here.” 760 more words

Album Suggestion


This was another old track brought back from the dead. Originally a more straight ahead rocky-thing (you can hear us ripping off QOTSA ‘Little Sister’ from the off…), we changed most of the structure but kept that original riff from mine and Dave’s past band Manifesto. 95 more words