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I Wanna Be Literated #222
BOOKS

Chainsaw ManChapter 1- 122by Tatsuki Fujimoto This is the year I got more into manga. I’ve always been an anime fan, but I started to realize that some of my favorite animes were never going to come back, so I went back to the manga to get more content. Chainsaw Man...

Tuesday, 04 April 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 598
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Blood Money Part 0 LP by Dope. While the sequence in which the parts of Blood Money are supposed to play is a little unclear (that this LP is numbered part zero implies it’s supposed to be a prequel to Blood Money...

Wednesday, 29 March 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 597
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Street Sermons LP by Daddy Long Legs. It’s funny how an album cover is capable of getting the gears to begin running in a listener’s mind and cause them to begin drawing conclusions and/or forming expectations...

Monday, 27 March 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 596
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Michael Jackson Thriller (40th Anniversary Exclusive) LP (Legacy Recordings/Sony Music) There is absolutely nothing I can say about this album that hasn’t been said a hundred times already, so let me just tell a personal story about the musical power of Michael...

Sunday, 26 March 2023
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TV Party Tonight! #121
4K/Blu-Ray

Black Adam Look, I like the Rock, OK? I have for a long time. I know he acted like a total jabroni through the entire making of Black Adam, trying to become the universe runner of the DCU while peddling his brand of wrestler-turned-legitimate-actor and his weird...

Monday, 20 March 2023
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Bat Fangs Live @ The Sinclair Cambridge, MA [03-14-23]
LIVE MUSIC

The winters in New England are brutal. So much so that it’s a wonder anyone would come here to play when it’s so cold out. Double that when there’s a snow storm. And those were exactly the conditions on Tuesday when Bat Fangs rolled around to the Sinclair for...

Wednesday, 15 March 2023
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Claudia Hoyser – [Album]
REVIEWS

Claudia Hoyser Red Lights Turning Green (GFI Music) Every now and then, an artist takes you by surprise. Who would expect the Aging Punk to love a Country singer? And not an alt-country artist, either; a pure, down-home Country artist. I am now officially a Claudia...

Sunday, 12 March 2023
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Neutral Milk Hotel – [Box Set]
REVIEWS

Neutral Milk Hotel Collected Works (Merge Records) I confess I never listened to Neutral Milk Hotel before. I knew it was considered one of the great alternative bands, but I never heard anything else that made me want to listen to them. There were moments I...

Sunday, 12 March 2023
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I Wanna Be Literated #221
BOOKS

The Philosophy of Modern Songby Bob Dylan Could anyone but Bob Dylan have written a book like this? I use the words “book” and “Bob Dylan” lightly because I don’t think either of those things are true. Let me explain. The Philosophy of Modern Song is just a...

Thursday, 09 March 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 595
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Ramones In Love LP by Kepi Ghoulie. No matter how open-minded listeners might be, some albums are simply intent on challenging their audience’s expectations – and Kepi Ghoulie’s Ramones In Love is definitely...

Tuesday, 07 March 2023
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