The Strokes: A Personal History: “…Call It Karma” Says Goodbye

The Stereogum comments section should really be its’ own website. Every Friday afternoon I look forward to their Week’s Best And Worst Comments feature. After reading their Premature Evaluation of The Strokes‘ latest Comedown… Continue reading

The Year Of Justin Timberlake: Another Blog Falls Victim To The Hype Machine

There’s this scene in High Fidelity where Rob Gordon (Nick Horby) says, “Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?” There’s no need… Continue reading

And…I’m Deaf, Part Two: The Orwells Are Here

The Orwells are everything you want in a band. If rock and roll is about youth, they’ve got it. (They also have a bit of trouble.) If you want catchy songs, they’ve got… Continue reading

And…I’m Deaf: Another Live Music Installment: UMO/Foxygen/Wampire

I arrived late, and only caught the last two songs of Wampire’s set. I’m immediate sorry I missed all of it, but getting to H Street is a near impossible task (read: at… Continue reading

Life Before Rock and Roll: What We Learn From Lemmy

There’s this moment in the VH1 Roc Doc “Lemmy” when he tells the camera, “I remember before there was rock and roll.” The fact that Lemmy – or Ian Fraiser Kilmister – is… Continue reading

It’s All A Big Joke. The Game Never Ends. Forget The Hustle, This Is Our Lives

I wanted to like tumblr. I really did. But their drafting system is too complicated for me. Why wouldn’t it just save? WordPress has spoiled me. And the lack of internet ability in… Continue reading

I Can’t Stop Listening To 1 Train

This comes as a shock to myself, too. A$AP Rocky was never really “for me.” I remember when LiveLoveA$AP came out in October 2011. The people around me at the time who were listening… Continue reading

Duckspeak: Your New Favorite Folk Rock

So, I wanted to try something new here. Over the course of the Internet, I’ve had the pleasure of making Internet Friends. If you don’t know what these are, sort through your followers… Continue reading

What Have You Been Listening To Lately? FIDLAR, Parquet Courts, Beach Fossils, YLT, etc.

The thing is, I feel bad about not putting anything down here. It’s been a long ten days and since. And I want to keep you all informed on my musical intake. As… Continue reading

We Love Foxygen: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic

So there’s this new record out by this band called Foxygen. Out on January 22nd on Jagjaguwar, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic is full of sounds of the sixties. Which I know… Continue reading