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Two-Headed Boy, Two-Faced Woman and the First Impressions of a Second Novel

With the release last week of Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s second novel, legacy has become quite the buzzword. How is Atticus Finch’s legacy as a literary character different now that he’s been portrayed as a 72-year-old staunch segregationist in the 1950s, two decades after he was a symbol of justice in… 1,513 more words

Atticus Finch

Jeff Mangum Live: How You Sank into our Souls

In 2012, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum went on his first national tour in nearly sixteen years. An old friend attended the tour’s first concert on January 18 at Shubert Theater in New Haven and I attended the February 8 show at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater. 2,099 more words


Neutral Milk Hotel played their final show in Petaluma, CA, hear their last song

Regardless of when you first heard of Neutral Milk Hotel—either during their initial run in the 90s or during their decade and a half of dormancy—and regardless if you loved them or hated them, Petaluma, California is probably not where anyone ever thought they’d see Neutral Milk Hotel for the final time. 1,115 more words


Revisiting "In The Aeroplane Over the Sea"

One of my very early posts on this blog was about Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over the Sea, which, at the time, I ranked as one of my favorite albums of the 90s. 1,170 more words

Neutral Milk Hotel --- Last Time Around

“dear friends we love you but it’s time to say goodbye for the never ending now to announce that spring 2015 will be our last tour for the foreseeable future and so we extend our deepest gratitude to all the beautiful people who came to see us over the last year…..”

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I started to write this and managed to delete everything I had written. Maybe it was a sign. Or maybe I’m just clumsy with my fingers. 847 more words