Monthly Archives: January 2011

Brian Jonestown Massacre, “She Made Me”

Brian Jonestown Massacre, “She Made Me,” from Methodrone (Bomp!, 1995)

 

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All aboard the Monotron

Some cat in Japan takes the Korg Monotron to places never before imagined. I bought one of these at Guitar Center on impulse last weekend—the bastards had ‘em on display next to the cash register. It’s a cheap, pocket-sized analog synthesizer (one oscillator), and I have a weakness for things that go BLORP and KRAAAANG. I guess some of the new Egg stuff will go BLORP and KRAAAANG now.

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Urban decay as documented by Google Street View, pt. 4

East 83rd Street between Higbee Avenue and Kinsman Road, Cleveland.

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Urban decay as documented by Google Street View, pt. 3

Desire Street between Law Street and Florida Avenue, New Orleans.

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Gabby Pahinui, “Hi’ilawe”

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Urban decay as documented by Google Street View, pt. 2

W Fayette Street between N Mount and N Gilmor streets, Baltimore. The small street in the middle of the block is N Vincent.

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The first line of every college paper still on my hard drive

…consolidated into a single, extremely long paragraph.

The bravery of Akhilleus, the cunning of Akhilleus, the untapped strength of Akhilleus: throughout the Iliad , these traits of Peleus’ son are spoken of rever­ently, and often nostalgically, by the Akhaian troops. The Greek city-state was a bastion of democracy, where the participation and equality of all citizens was the primary goal of the non-autocratic government. By repeating key words and imagery throughout Phaedra’s five acts, Jean Racine establishes a constrictive script Continue reading

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Inferno: The Lost Canto

I actually submitted this as a paper for English 129 during my freshman year of college. It’s about a previously unknown circle of hell in which fratboy lacrosse players are forced to wear black turtlenecks and berets and listen to feminist theory and Beat poetry. The whole thing is in Iambic pentameter. I think I got a B.

March 2, 1992
English 129

Dante’s Lost Canto

            From a turbulent sleep I opened my eyes

only to wish they were closed once again.

For here I saw the angst of brawny men.

            In their lives, these had never felt such pain. (4) Continue reading

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Miracle Legion covering Mission of Burma’s “Academy Fight Song”

…from the flippin’ awesome soundtrack to A Matter of Degrees (Atlantic, 1991).

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Thunderegg, “Till It Shines”

This Seger cover goes out to Tommy Hutton. Recorded to four-track in January 2008; Tom Colligan, bass and keyboards.

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