Monthly Archives: January 2012

From the “I Meant to Blog About This Months Ago” Department: “East Bay Dillinger” will steal your heart with humorous spoken-word antics, Oakland pride

When it comes to music videos, the three most important things are location, location, location. Wait, that’s real estate, isn’t it? Talent is probably more important when it comes to music videos. Still, I’ll watch just about anything if it … Continue reading

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Playlist: 14 Anti-War Songs for the 21st Century

On this day in which we honor America’s greatest advocate for nonviolent protest—and in honor of the recent withdrawal of troops from Iraq—I present 14 Anti-War Songs for the 21st Century for your listening enjoyment/outrage. Continue reading

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The Annotated Decemberists No. 8: “Here I Dreamt I was an Architect”

Perhaps no band’s lyrics better lend themselves to pseudo-academic analysis than those of The Decemberists. The Annotated Decemberists is an attempt to puzzle through the Portland, Oregon, group’s entire catalog song by song—examining all the obscure vocabulary, historical references and poetic subtext—or … Continue reading

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Album Art Comics: The Civil Wars’ “Barton Hollow”

Putting words in the mouths of album-cover subjects. OK, I’m clearly going to be doing a lot of these. Here’s one for Rankstravaganza-featured folk-pop duo The Civil Wars and their pointless use of a double exposure.

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Album Art Comics: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “I’m With You”

Hey, folks, I’m a webcomic artist now. Enjoy. Maybe I’ll do more of these.

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