I Wanna be Literated #209
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Lessons of October by Leon Trotsky There can be no doubt that Leon Trotsky had an astonishing life. From humble beginnings, to revolutionary, to major political leader, to “disgraced” outcast, the man’s life has been extensively analyzed and will continue to be interpreted for decades, maybe even centuries, to come. And it only takes a cursory knowledge of what exactly went down in the Soviet Union to understand that, through it all, Trotsky got the short end of the stick....

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Monday, 26 August 2019
I Wanna Be Literated #208
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Ways of Hearingby Damon Krukowski There is no doubt that Damon Krukowski is the right guy to be talking about music. He understands it at an intimate level where I either wished I could talk about it the same way, or that I could spend a couple hours picking his brain over a cup of coffee. Ways of Hearing is a curious book that doesn’t really have a thesis and is more of a work-in-progress. It discusses different aspects of...

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
TV Party Tonight! #75
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Shazam! How is Shazam! not the biggest movie of the year? It certainly was a big success and made a whopping $364 million vs its $100 cost, so it is was indeed a giant hit. So much so that a sequel is being developed. But Shazam! didn’t become a cultural phenomenon like the Marvel movies have. And that’s quite a shame, because DC movies will never get the same recognition as Marvel movies no matter how original they try...

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019
PHOTOBOOTH: CJ Ramone & Dog Party @ Maggy’s Lounge Quincy MA 08-11-19
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Monday, 19 August 2019
Vinyl Vlog 393
COLUMN

A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Can You Really Find Me LP by Night Moves. Without intending to date myself, how many readers remember the Nineties? It was a pretty unique time, aesthetically; Seventies fashion was retro en vogue, and a lot of that transitioned into both music and visual art as well. Oranges, browns and rich reds were really common (post-plaid) color schemes to use, and ornate gold furniture and accessories were common as well. After...

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Friday, 16 August 2019
Interview: Adam Warren
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If you don’t know who Adam Warren is, you just don’t know your comics. The man behind the Dirty Pair and Gen13 has been at it for decades putting out some of the funniest and visually stunning work out there and has been an unsung hero in the medium. In recent years he’s best known for being the one-man-tank behind Empowered: a work mixing anime, superheros, comedy, and sci-fi all in one. It would be tough to argue that it’s...

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Thursday, 15 August 2019
Ground Control’s Back to School Guide 2019
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Hey, it’s the Ground Control Magazine Back to School guide 2019 edition! What a time to be alive. As always we’ll be bringing you some of the best stuff you’ll want to have this coming school year: some old, some new, all essential. Sure all of this stuff will make your school year much better but they’ll also help you live your best life. You might come to us for music, movies, TV shows, and media, and we know we...

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Wednesday, 07 August 2019
Vinyl Vlog 392
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Buzzcocks A Different Kind of Tension (2019 Remaster)photo: Turntablelab.com The Buzzcocks had a major impact on me. At some point in my musical curiosity I started to understand the importance of musical homework: listening to bands to understand a reference more than out of sheer enjoyment. But with the Buzzcocks, it was love at first listen. In my unending need to understand every inch of punk rock history long ago it became painfully obvious that the Buzzcocks would be a...

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Tuesday, 06 August 2019
TV Party Tonight! #74
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Barb Wire I remember as a kid waiting for the release of Barb Wire with anticipation. Of course I couldn’t go to the theatres to see an R rated movie, so I had to wait for the home video. And why was I waiting for this movie? Because at the time the idea of adapting a comic book was a new and “cool” idea. Of course there was Batman, but that franchise had been consumed by multiple generations. On...

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Tuesday, 30 July 2019
TV Party Tonight! #73
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Savage Beach & Picasso Trigger If it’s zaniness you’re looking for in your movies, then look no further than the films of Andy Sidaris. It’s interesting to break down exactly what their appeal is; they’re amateurishly acted, borderline pornographic, and hopelessly predictable. That’s all true. But what’s also true is that they’re a boatload of fun. Keep in mind, the man is responsible for 16 movies of the BBB genre (that’s bullets, bombs, and babes). And I don’t mean mere...

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Sunday, 28 July 2019