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X Alphabetland LP (Fat Possum Records) Alphabetland was one of the most important records of 2020. Let me count the ways. For one it was, just plainly on the surface, a record that did many things and did them well. Compared to both rock and punk music it sounded...

Sunday, 24 January 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 475
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Rat-A-Tat-Tat LP by Dale Crover. Listening to Dale Crover’s second solo album apart from The Melvins is a funny/unique experience because, after having made music with the same band (well, “the same musical...

Monday, 18 January 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 474
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the 2LP From Elvis In Nashville set by Elvis Presley. Many detractors may (and have) claimed that the Seventies were a period of decline for Elvis Presley. Over a decade into his career, the singer had already scaled several...

Thursday, 14 January 2021
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TV Party Tonight! #90
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Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy Can you think of a more iconic, feel good, action packed, gripping and hilarious trilogy than Back to the Future? People like to remind you that Die Hard is a Christmas movie, but I like to remind people that this is a sci fi...

Friday, 08 January 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 473
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the clear, colorless 2LP pressing of 5EPs by Dirty Projectors. From the very first instant I heard the music contained on 5EPs by Dirty Projectors, the clear and colorless 2LP set gave me pause. True, I had heard the...

Thursday, 07 January 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 472
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Johnny Peebucks & the Swingin’ Utters Boots ‘n Booze (comic book w/ 7” single) (Pirates Press Records) Whether it was intentional or not (and, given the multi-media-angled nature of this release, which combines a comic book with a 7” single,...

Sunday, 03 January 2021
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TV Party Tonight! #89
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The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Blu-rayExtended & Theatrical / 4K Ultra HD + Digital HD We are extremely happy to be covering Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth movies here on TV Party Tonight and after considering the order, we decided that talking about the...

Sunday, 03 January 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 471
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Katy PerrySmile It used to be hard to find a bigger pop star than Katy Perry. Nowadays, it’s a little easier. At the height of her stardom, it was absolutely obvious what Perry’s appeal was: her music was fun at the most visceral level. It’s truly interesting to...

Saturday, 02 January 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 470
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Fat Possum reissue of the Catholic Boy LP by the Jim Carroll Band. Readers need to know that, first, I did not sleep on this review – the truth is that I’ve written and then started over with this review a...

Wednesday, 30 December 2020
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Ground Control Magazine Year in Review 2020
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What a year it’s been. No matter how it impacted you, it hit music, movies, and TV pretty hard too. Bands couldn’t tour, movies couldn’t be released in theatres, and TV shows stopped taping. That said, there were some great highlights that, although they came to...

Tuesday, 29 December 2020
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Vinyl Vlog 469
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El Camino: A Breaking Bad MovieOriginal SoundtrackDave Porter & Various Artists(Mondo Vinyl) Like many viewers, I started watching Breaking Bad because for obvious reasons: buzz, recommendations, and Netflix. However, it quickly becomes apparent what makes Breaking...

Wednesday, 23 December 2020
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I Wanna Be Literated #233
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Climate Crisis and the Global New Dealby Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin We should consider ourselves lucky that Noam Chomksy is still around, and double lucky that he’s still putting out books discussing important topics like global warming. Climate Crisis and the...

Tuesday, 22 December 2020
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