• Music

    Summertime Shuffle

    by  • July 17, 2012 • Music • 0 Comments

    Waste Not Thy Hour

    Every season has its own unique, delicious musical complement. Sadly, the Pacific Northwest lacks what realtors and recruiters often refer to as “4 well-defined seasons,” so for us there are really only two modes: fall mode (285 days a year, and commonly divided into three subsections: normal, cold, and wet) and summer mode (80...

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    Faxanadu Revisited

    by  • May 23, 2012 • Music • 0 Comments

    Die, Alien Scum!  Owie.

    Like any child of the 80s, I have fond memories of the video games that became popular during my formative years.  Not so much the way they looked (8-bit is hard to go back to unless your name is Aaron Apple; the dreadfully pixelated reality is a poor replacement for my glorified memories) or...

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    Seeking a Song

    by  • February 2, 2012 • Music • 3 Comments

    Okay, so I lost the retired Droid that I’ve been using as an MP3 player. So, for the first time in — well, as long as I can remember — I listened to FM radio. And KNDD served up a Gotye song that I loved and CAN’T FIND. Help me! It sounds contemporaneous with...

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    Silversun Pickups

    by  • January 12, 2012 • Music • 0 Comments

    I’ve really developed a taste for Silversun Pickups. Pay attention especially to the precision of the opening riffs of “It’s Nice to Know You Work Alone”, which are unusually precise by Silversun’s standards. For some reason, this reminds me of some of the alt-rock that flirted with the edges of grunge back in the...

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