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SONG DUEL!: “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye vs. “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Elliott Smith

Two songs enter. One song leaves. Well, OK, both leave. It’s not like we erase all traces of the losing song from the Internet, but we determine once and for all which tune has the right to their strikingly similar … Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Eyeoneye” by Andrew Bird

These are the posts where I gush about some song that I’ve got a huge crush on at the moment, and you put up with it and listen because you’re a good friend. “Eyeoneye,” Andrew Bird Holy cow, it’s been … Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Palomino” by Mates of State

For years now, I’ve contended that my cat’s favorite band is Mates of State. … You’d think a creature that spends 5/6 of the day napping would go for something a little less manic, but as soon as Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel’s ebullient voices start mixing, there’s always a noticeable reduction in concerned yowls emanating from the cat carrier. Continue reading

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Report From the Show: Portland indie-pop band John Craig & The Weekend at The Starry Plough in Berkeley

Latecomers—and everybody who was out of town—missed out on what I thought was the discovery of the evening: Portland band John Craig & The Weekend, which had driven 12 hours that day for the first show in a mini-tour of California. Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “I Heart California” by Admiral Radley

These are the posts where I gush about some song that I’ve got a huge crush on at the moment, and you put up with it and listen because you’re a good friend. “I Heart California,” Admiral Radley Whether they’re … Continue reading

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