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Media List #5: Grief Edition

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I found something out today (well, several days ago, actually… more on that momentarily): There are levels of Right Wing realness to the “Obamagate” hashtag on Twitter, differentiated by whether people spell it #obamagate or #obaMAGAte. I’ve tried making sense of it, the capitalization serving as a cute wink to broader ideological positions within the […]

The Orb & Orbital

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The Orb and Orbital have been vaguely conflated in my mind for as long as I’ve been aware of the two groups. Thinking back, I’ve owned Orbital’s 1996 In Sides and the Orb’s 1997 release Orblivion, but can’t seem to mentally reference much beyond a few tracks from either. All the same, the Orb’s 1990 […]

Self-Reflection Fatigue

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Last night I was talking on the phone with a friend. This particular friend and I tend to veer distinctly into conversation of a philosophical tilt, working “recovery” concepts into a broader picture of how we’re progressing as people. We talk about once a month and it’s always exhausting. One of the things that I […]

South Cumberland State Park (Fiery Gizzard Trail)

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This past weekend M. and I took a trip down to South Cumberland State Park, hiking the short two mile Grundy Forest Day Loop of the Fiery Gizzard Trail. We were hoping to cross over to a longer leg of the trail, but a bridge outage cut those plans short. I still decided to make […]

Moonshake, Rebecca Moore, Sebadoh, Spin Doctors & the Spinanes

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I don’t know where I came up with the idea that The Trouser Press or Noise from the Underground were to be important in my life, but they’ve certainly proven as much in terms of influence over a lifetime. As best I can remember I came across both books in the late-’90s, but I don’t […]

The Dead Center

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I’ve been reading a lot about the value of the critic of late, attempting to discern for myself what to do with competing personal desires: One which recognizes the benefit and internal value of slowing down to consider what the intention of a work might have been and what my own interpretation of that is, […]

William Tyler

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As William Tyler wrote me for an interview in 2011, “I think anytime I find myself settling into a pattern of consistency I start panicking. So while, yes, there is a certain framework of tools and methods that you need in order to be able to do linear things like touring or even recording an album, […]

The Century of the Self

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While I recently wrapped up watching the entire series, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watch the first episode of Adam Curtis’ 2002 BBC mini-series, The Century of Self. It’s easily the most stimulating of the documentary’s four episodes, skillfully framing much of the blueprint for what has become our consumer state in […]

Playlist #19: Having the Neighbors Over For Dinner

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Playlist A019: 30 songs, 120 minutes (May 2, 2020)“Having the Neighbors Over For Dinner” Music Band “Unknown Pleasure” Life Without Buildings “PS Exclusive” Fever Blush “Maybe” Prince Rama “Bahia” DRC Music feat. Tout Puissant Mukalo & Nelly Liyemge “Hall” Photay “Illusion of Seclusion” Young Fathers “Rain or Shine” Peter Bjorn and John “Nothing to Worry […]

Media List #4: Derecho Edition

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While time moves slowly many days, life is happening too fast right now. Last Sunday in Nashville we had a big storm blow through knocking out power for upwards of 200,000 people. Not a tornado, which devastated spots of town and outlying areas just two months ago, but a “derecho.” “A derecho is a widespread, […]

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