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I have noticed two things about Josh Ritter’s new album, Acoustic Live, Vol. 1.

First of all, he says “thank you” a lot.  He says it so many times, in fact, that I got curious to know the exact number.  I gave the record a special listen and wrote them all down.  So here’s … Continue reading

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“American Originals” @ Music Hall (1/23/15)

Part I: Before the Concert (written 1/23) I first started working on my Best Things I Heard All Year post for 2014 about a month ago.  Joe Henry’s Invisible Hour was in the running for the #1 slot and I … Continue reading

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Dear Naked Joe Pernice,

Dear Naked Joe Pernice, Your underwear can’t possibly be so heavy that you need to remove it before you weigh yourself.  Just leave it on and spare the rest of us.  It’s been hours since I stumbled upon your display … Continue reading

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A Complete List of Vox Audio (2007-2010)

I was digging through my external hard drive last weekend and discovered a series of folders where I’d placed copies of all the music I posted in my Vox neighborhood between the years 2007 and 2010.  All 426 songs were … Continue reading

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Three Posts in One

This was going to be called Four Posts in One, but I got ahead of myself a couple days ago and posted The Best Things I Heard All Year (2014).  As a result, this end-of-the-year, catch-all post is now called … Continue reading

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The Best Things I Heard All Year (2014)

Albums (2014) Luluc – Passerby Joe Henry – Invisible Hour/Invisible Hour demos the Minus 5 – Scott the Hoople & the Dungeon of Horror (box set) Wesley Stace – Ovid in Exile Roddy Frame – Seven Dials the New Pornographers … Continue reading

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Beth has gone home and the decorations have come down…

…but I’ll always be able to recapture some of that Christmas feeling whenever I look at this shiny squirrel nutcracker holding my fancypants Kent beard comb. I get great pleasure in knowing that two of my most unusual presents go … Continue reading

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My Greatest Shame

I own nine seasons of Bones on DVD. First of all, how is it that Bones has lasted nine seasons?  Secondly, why did I feel the need to buy them all?  That’s 190 episodes up there…or approximately 8,170 minutes worth … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to bring your stocking.

There once was a time when I did advent calendar posts here on WordPress.  It was a lot of fun at first, but it quickly became difficult to come up with 24 new Christmas posts each year.  I gave up … Continue reading

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SIBR: A Monthly Column (11/14)

Strange Shores, Outrage, and Black Skies–Arnaldur Indriðason I last read one of Arnaldur Indridason’s Inspector Erlendur books back in November of 2011.  At the end of Hypothermia, Erlendur got all depressed and decided to take a trip out to the … Continue reading

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