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The Return of Unwound

What was wound? Back in February I attended an Unwound show at the Wiltern in the inimitable Los Angeles. LA is a special city to me, given I spent some of my formative years living there and attending UCLA #4life. … Continue reading

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Catching Up on my Utopian Tendencies

At 4pm BST / 5pm CET / 11am EDT / 8am PDT @jimgroom and I will be bringing more Utopian Tendencies to #ds106radio #seizethemeansralfhutterstyle pic.twitter.com/izUondCWRc — Lauren (@LaurenHeywood) May 29, 2020 I never did blog about episode 3 of Utopian … Continue reading

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Mine it Out

So Minecraft fever has hit the bava household hard over the last month or so. All three of my kids are pretty deep in, including my 4 1/2 year-old Tommaso. He does some basic mining and battling, but more than anything … Continue reading

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Blue Monday: the 12″ Floppy Disk

GNA Garcia sent me a link to this 30 minute documentary for Swedish National TV about New Order’s seminal dance classic “Blue Monday.” It’s a fascinating cultural history of the 12″ extended single in particular (the design of which is awesome), but also … Continue reading

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Au Revoir After Hours

Pitch-perfect Scorsese homage in Au Revoir Simone’s wonderful new video http://t.co/Wcf22Meh4q via @dangermindsblog attn: @jimgroom — Ed Webb (@edwebb) September 27, 2013 Thanks to the above tweet by Ed Webb I got to see a brilliant swede of Martin Scorsese’s 1985 … Continue reading

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The Smitten Love Song Compilation

While living in Los Angeles from 1990-1997 I was fortunate enough to see a ton of bands that flourished during the noise/post-punk/hardcore scene that was pretty popular up and down the West Coast. I was a major fan of Unwound … Continue reading

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The Music of Beah

Mara Scanlon’s Ethics and Lit freshman seminar has just read Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, a memoir chronicling his story of being a 12 year old soldier/murderer in Sierra Leone. A particularly cold-blooded look … Continue reading

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Summer of Love: Unwound

I love Unwound. In fact, I love them so much I actually travelled to Seattle from NYC in 2002 to catch their penultimate gig at the NW Asian Art Theatre as soon as I heard they were breaking up. I … Continue reading

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Summer of Love: Yacht Rock

A couple of years back Brian Lamb turned me on to what might be the funniest set of videos I’ve yet to see on the internet: a 12 episode Rockumentary titled Yacht Rock. It’s a brilliantly conceived spoof on the … Continue reading

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The opening band for the opening band

Yesterday evening was the best kind of time capsule, found myself requesting The Replacements during the Friday afternoon rock show at DTLT, and after here their “Alex Chilton” tune I found myself yearning for more. So, Friday evening became search … Continue reading

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