Category Archives: Happy Valley Hoedown

Rock God: three shows in five days

Me, that is. Well, sort of. As of tonight I’ll have seen three honest-to-goodness rock and roll concerts in five days, a level of sheer balls-to-wall rockitude that I probably haven’t achieved since ye olde college days. Herewith a list … Continue reading

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I can think of another word that begins with a capital C

I’ll give you a pass on the xenophobia and historical revisionism, but can you at least rhyme?

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“Most of what is celebrated as “country” these days is simply bad rock and roll played by people who look like they flunked the audition for a Night Ranger tribute band.”

Charles Pierce on the Country Music Awards. These were on when I was at the gym last night and the aw-shucks, jes-folks bullshit was so deep I was grateful to be on a treadmill. Anyway, not one person on stage … Continue reading

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Lou Reed and the Columbia House Record and Tape Club

When I was fourteen, a momentous event occurred: my sister joined the Columbia House Record and Tape Club, a notorious rip-off outfit that promised twelve records for a dollar and then proved harder to leave than the Cosa Nostra. The … Continue reading

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Beasties’ ‘Sabotage’ remade with librarians

From Mike Ferbrache and Duane Freeman of Chicago’s The Mike and Duane Show. Around here we love librarians, crime-fightin’, and the Beasties, so this one is win win win. Dig the scene with Story Time, the Techie, Late Fee, Dewey, … Continue reading

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Severus Snape vs. The Ramones

Here’s the trailer for the new movie about CBGBs. I don’t know, trying to keep an open mind about this one, but it looks dubious. I might need to break out the cruciatus curse for this one. I never saw … Continue reading

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A Mumford Band

Alack! How is it that mine accursed eyes had not yet seen this? Funny it is.

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