• The Lone Bellow
    Too Much "Larger Than Life?" Or Just Enough?

    Listen to: The Lone Bellow, ‘Then Came the Morning’

    by Leigh Michael

    The Lone Bellow is back! The BK-based trio (whose look and sound might fool you into thinking they’ve breathed every breath in Nashville) has their second album, Then Came the Morning, due out on January 27. Your can pre-order the record on Amazon or iTunes
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    The Lone Bellow is back! The BK-based trio (whose look and sound might fool you into thinking they
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  • Jeb Bush
    3 Down, Eleventy Gazillion to Go

    Early Bird Special for 3 Presidential Hopefuls

    by Adrienne Boettinger

    At this point, only 2 serious Republican candidates and 1 Democrat have dipped their toes in the exploratory waters of the 2016 Presidential Election Campaign: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb, and current South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham
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    At this point, only 2 serious Republican candidates and 1 Democrat have dipped their toes in the ex
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  • Sleater-Kinney
    alternate title: can you spot The Celebrities?

    Listen to/Watch: “No Cities to Love,” Sleater-Kinney

    by Leigh Michael

    Sleater-Kinney tore through the 90s with their girl-power punk rock. And then they broke some hearts with an unannounced and unexplained “indefinite” hiatus in 2006. After an eight year intermission, the band is back again. And they enlisted the help of Andy Samberg, Connie Britton, Sarah Silverman, Gerard Way, Ellen Page, Natasha Lyonne,
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    Sleater-Kinney tore through the 90s with their girl-power punk rock. And then they broke some heart
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Prez Hopefuls The Snap: At this point, only
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It’s that time of year again. The lead-up to Valentine’s Day typically finds me drinking (too much) whiskey and/or red wine and singing “I Can’t Make You Love Me” or (God help me) “All by Myself” in a ...
Play It Safe This VD. Avoid TV, Movies, Restaurants, and for God's Sake the Hallmark Channel

Rules of Engagement

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It’s that time of year again. The lead-up to Valentine’s Day typically finds me drinking (too much) whiskey and/or red wine and singing “I Can’t Make You Love Me” or (God help me) “All by Myself” in a depressing and off-key manner. Meanwhile my faithful, furry friend rolls his eyes at my pitifulness. So it’s
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What makes music “good” is subjective. We may love Puccini because of how the music moves us, or enjoy “The Macarena” or “Come on Eileen” because it reminds us of being drunk or acting crazy. We may have liked ...
Maybe

Is Hit Music “Good” Music?

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What makes music “good” is subjective. We may love Puccini because of how the music moves us, or enjoy “The Macarena” or “Come on Eileen” because it reminds us of being drunk or acting crazy. We may have liked songs at points in our lives because the words told our story. Some music makes us
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The Lone Bellow is back! The BK-based trio (whose look and sound might fool you into thinking they've breathed every breath in Nashville) has their second album, Then Came the Morning, due out on January 27. Your can ...
Too Much "Larger Than Life?" Or Just Enough?

Listen to: The Lone Bellow, ‘Then Came the Morning’

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The Lone Bellow is back! The BK-based trio (whose look and sound might fool you into thinking they’ve breathed every breath in Nashville) has their second album, Then Came the Morning, due out on January 27. Your can pre-order the record on Amazon or iTunes. But why wait? Until you get the physical copy in your hands, you can
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Nonbeliever is one of those artists who came to be due to development of home recording software. Thanks to the fact that now anyone --that is, anyone who has access to the internet and modern technology--can buy simple ...
Straight Out of a Manchester Living Room

Album Review: ‘Red Flags’ by Nonbeliever

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Nonbeliever is one of those artists who came to be due to development of home recording software. Thanks to the fact that now anyone –that is, anyone who has access to the internet and modern technology–can buy simple software and easily learn to use it, DIY culture developed rapidly and gave birth to many “stay-at-home
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Nothing is simple in American politics. There are more steps to getting elected than there were to assemble my Ikea daybed and that shit took 3 adults 1 month to successfully build and even then the drawers still wouldn't ...
3 Down, Eleventy Gazillion to Go

Early Bird Special for 3 Presidential Hopefuls

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Nothing is simple in American politics. There are more steps to getting elected than there were to assemble my Ikea daybed and that shit took 3 adults 1 month to successfully build and even then the drawers still wouldn’t work right. You can’t just say, “I’m running for President” and then run. First you have
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This past Sunday New England beat Indianapolis in the AFC championship game to advance to the Super Bowl. Later that evening it was discovered that 11 of the 12 team footballs that the Pats used were underinflated by ...
Lets stop Living in the 60s

What In A Name?

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This past Sunday New England beat Indianapolis in the AFC championship game to advance to the Super Bowl. Later that evening it was discovered that 11 of the 12 team footballs that the Pats used were underinflated by approximately 2 PSI. This has the sports world talking and the NFL investigating. Since  I tend to
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When it comes to the 2016 Presidential campaign, TSD has entered the acceptance phase of grief. For the longest time we reveled in denial. After just barely surviving the 2012 campaign with only minimal damage to our livers ...
It's Gonna Get Messy

Grand Old Party Poopers Round 1

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When it comes to the 2016 Presidential campaign, TSD has entered the acceptance phase of grief. For the longest time we reveled in denial. After just barely surviving the 2012 campaign with only minimal damage to our livers and sanity, we thought we’d get a nice little relaxing breather. We were fools. As soon as
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I love it when people use their talent to do silly things. That’s why I love Mythbusters so much. That show's nothing more than a group of guys dedicating years of skill and experience to blowing things up in the name of ...
Sorry Luigi

Super Intelligent Mario

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I love it when people use their talent to do silly things. That’s why I love Mythbusters so much. That show’s nothing more than a group of guys dedicating years of skill and experience to blowing things up in the name of science. And that’s why, when I found out someone had made Super Mario
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You’re invited to a party with some new friends. They greet you at the door with a hug and hand you a beer you don’t recognize. With a “Lagunitas Sucks” ale in your hand, you mingle listening to the conversations ...
It's So Hard

Thank You Brewers!

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You’re invited to a party with some new friends. They greet you at the door with a hug and hand you a beer you don’t recognize. With a “Lagunitas Sucks” ale in your hand, you mingle listening to the conversations around you and sipping your delicious beer. You notice these new friends are drinking from
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I was an idiot a few days ago. I left my Kindle on a plane. This is a big problem because I love my Kindle. The simple answer is that I should just buy another one. Right? After all, Amazon still makes the Kindle and it ...
If Something Works Do We Need To Improve It?

It Always Sucks Being Out Of Step With The Public

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I was an idiot a few days ago. I left my Kindle on a plane. This is a big problem because I love my Kindle. The simple answer is that I should just buy another one. Right? After all, Amazon still makes the Kindle and it can be easily replaced. But it turns out that
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Sleater-Kinney tore through the 90s with their girl-power punk rock. And then they broke some hearts with an unannounced and unexplained "indefinite" hiatus in 2006. After an eight year intermission, the band is back ...
alternate title: can you spot The Celebrities?

Listen to/Watch: “No Cities to Love,” Sleater-Kinney

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Sleater-Kinney tore through the 90s with their girl-power punk rock. And then they broke some hearts with an unannounced and unexplained “indefinite” hiatus in 2006. After an eight year intermission, the band is back again. And they enlisted the help of Andy Samberg, Connie Britton, Sarah Silverman, Gerard Way, Ellen Page, Nat
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Last week my (mostly) sweet, 80-year-old mother, who tends to be more apoplectic than apocalyptic, asked me, “How is it possible that the dear lord hasn’t just wiped out the whole dumbass planet yet?” That’s when I ...
Everything Is The Worst

Apocalypse Now More Than Ever!

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Last week my (mostly) sweet, 80-year-old mother, who tends to be more apoplectic than apocalyptic, asked me, “How is it possible that the dear lord hasn’t just wiped out the whole dumbass planet yet?” That’s when I knew everything was totally screwed. We’ve never been an End Times family so when she turned to me
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