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Charlie My Boy

So Much More Than Just a Dog
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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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The Snap: Laura Pergolizzi, known as simply LP, has finally released her latest album, Forever For Now. Containing all of the tracks from her brilliant Into the Wild EP, the full-length album delivers more of the same ...
LP is not just another run-of-the-mill singer, and she will take you by surprise.

LP Releases new album, ‘Forever For Now’

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The Snap: Laura Pergolizzi, known as simply LP, has finally released her latest album, Forever For Now. Containing all of the tracks from her brilliant Into the Wild EP, the full-length album delivers more of the same up-tempo pop and stunning vocals that will leave you in awe. Forever For Now is now available on [&hellip
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The Snap: Jack White's highly anticipated album, Lazaretto, is due out on June 10th, and it promises a kaleidoscope of sounds and genre-crashing that is characteristic of the former White Stripes artist. You can ...
I guess this will have to suffice until the June 10th release.

Jack White Teases Solo Album ‘Lazaretto’

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The Snap: Jack White’s highly anticipated album, Lazaretto, is due out on June 10th, and it promises a kaleidoscope of sounds and genre-crashing that is characteristic of the former White Stripes artist. You can listen to (and watch, if you’re hankering after a headache) the album’s title track here, then enjoy the raw
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The Snap: Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. When things have gotten this horrific -- when the world reminds you how unsafe it is for more than half the population -- what the hell do you say that can make any ...
What Century is This?!?!?

To Honor and Obey

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The Snap: Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. When things have gotten this horrific — when the world reminds you how unsafe it is for more than half the population — what the hell do you say that can make any sense of it? This has been a particularly heinous week for women. [&hellip
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The Snap: Post-punk rockers Parquet Courts had already given us three singles from their forthcoming album -- "Sunbathing Animal," "Black and White," and "Instant Disassembly" -- and have just made the entire LP ...
Another awesomely punky album.

Stream Parquet Courts Entire Forthcoming Album, ‘Sunbathing Animal’

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The Snap: Post-punk rockers Parquet Courts had already given us three singles from their forthcoming album — “Sunbathing Animal,” “Black and White,” and “Instant Disassembly” — and have just made the entire LP available to stream via NPR. Fans of the groups’ previous album will feel r
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The Snap: As another summer approaches and I’m still not Queen of Everything, we've gotta address the coming horror that is swimsuit season. Is there a more effective way than trying on swimsuits to feel hideous about ...
Fitness Crazies

Losing the Pounds (And Your Mind) Before Swimsuit Season

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The Snap: As another summer approaches and I’m still not Queen of Everything, we’ve gotta address the coming horror that is swimsuit season. Is there a more effective way than trying on swimsuits to feel hideous about oneself? Probably not. The good news is even the people you think are near perfection also feel like [&hellip
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The Snap: The older we get, the less up we are on what’s hip with the kids these days; surprisingly this didn’t alarm us one little bit. Until we found out that crap we thought was long gone had somehow stuck around ...
C'mon, Everyone! Let's All Crap On Adrienne's Memories!

Is Nothing Sacred?

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The Snap: The older we get, the less up we are on what’s hip with the kids these days; surprisingly this didn’t alarm us one little bit. Until we found out that crap we thought was long gone had somehow stuck around to shame those of us who came of age during said period of [&hellip
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The Snap: We’ve already heard the title track to Morrissey’s upcoming album, World Peace is None of Your Business, and today we get another glimpse of the record with "Istanbul." While you may have recently heard the ...
The old man - now 54 - still has it.

Morrissey Releases New Single, “Istanbul,” from Upcoming LP

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The Snap: We’ve already heard the title track to Morrissey’s upcoming album, World Peace is None of Your Business, and today we get another glimpse of the record with “Istanbul.” While you may have recently heard the song in its spoken form – and if you haven’t, you’re not missing much – the album version [
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The Snap: We were going to try to write a post critically analyzing the primaries of this midterm election season and how the Tea Party may fare but researching expert opinions and heinous polling on the topic made us ...
It'd Be Way Better If This Was a Real Tea Party With Cookies and Those Teeny Sandwiches

It’s My Party And I’ll Cry if I Want To

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The Snap: We were going to try to write a post critically analyzing the primaries of this midterm election season and how the Tea Party may fare but researching expert opinions and heinous polling on the topic made us want to wake up with our heads stapled to the carpet. So we stopped and drank [&hellip
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The Snap: Kathleen Edwards, who first endeared herself to audiences with "I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory," has been quietly and persistently unfolding beautiful music since 1999. Planning a summer roadtrip? There's ...
Folk music meets the road less traveled, and it works.

Look Back and Listen to: Kathleen Edwards, ‘Voyageur’

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The Snap: Kathleen Edwards, who first endeared herself to audiences with “I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory,” has been quietly and persistently unfolding beautiful music since 1999. Planning a summer roadtrip? There’s no better time to play catch-up on a decade and a half of music. You can purchase 2012’s Voyag
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The Snap: Don’t you miss the days when in order to distract from Russia’s tanking economy and social instability, Vladimir Putin would just ride around shirtless on a horse while tranquilizing endangered species? Gone ...
That pun Even made me Cringe

Putin on a Good Show

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The Snap: Don’t you miss the days when in order to distract from Russia’s tanking economy and social instability, Vladimir Putin would just ride around shirtless on a horse while tranquilizing endangered species? Gone are the carefree moments where we could speculate on the hypnotic power of his deadened eyes, judo prowess and disturb
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The Snap: There is nothing like ineffective meaningless gestures. They are great. The usually take no effort and accomplish almost nothing. I say almost nothing because they do accomplish something – they make the ...
Prayer + Twitter = 0

COMBINING 2 INEFFECTIVE GESTURES DOESN’T MAKE IT EFFECTIVE

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The Snap: There is nothing like ineffective meaningless gestures. They are great. The usually take no effort and accomplish almost nothing. I say almost nothing because they do accomplish something – they make the person who makes the gesture feel better. The Download: I was reminded of the uselessness of some actions when two of [&hell
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The Snap: Atmosphere, the long-running hip-hop legends hailing from Minneapolis, have released their 7th studio album, Southsiders. Frontman Slug continues to prove that he’s one of the best songwriters in the last 20 ...
After 25 years, not a whole lot has changed - and that’s not a bad thing

Atmosphere Provides Another Classic Album with ‘Southsiders’

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The Snap: Atmosphere, the long-running hip-hop legends hailing from Minneapolis, have released their 7th studio album, Southsiders. Frontman Slug continues to prove that he’s one of the best songwriters in the last 20 years, and continues to direct the lyrics towards more mature themes like family, conquering inner-demons, and death. So
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The Snap: In honor of all lazy, yet guilt-ridden children, let’s bask in the maternal glow of Mother’s Day’s a bit longer by contemplating mamas who got a bad rap. Around this time of year we hear many stories of ...
Shut Your Mouth

A Bad Mother

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The Snap: In honor of all lazy, yet guilt-ridden children, let’s bask in the maternal glow of Mother’s Day’s a bit longer by contemplating mamas who got a bad rap. Around this time of year we hear many stories of miraculous, wonder-moms who fight fires, save their children from drowning, and raise their kids on [&hellip
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