Monthly Archives: December 2013

My Top Five Recycled Albums of 2013

1) The Bends/Radiohead I bought a cassingle of Creep/Radiohead in 1992. I knew they had a different sound. They were my bright spot in the era of grunge.  But when Radiohead exploded, the sound of the hype turned me away. I wanted to go back to when no one knew who they were. I resisted, but came back to them …

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Top 10 Albums of the Year (at least some of them)

Phil’s Top 5 1) Earl Sweatshirt: Doris: Hip hop MVP delivers his ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ sophomore opus. Standouts: CHUM, Sasquatch 2) Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady:  Monáe once again bends genres to her will. Standouts:  Q.U.E.E.N., Dance Apocalyptic. Read our review here. 3) Jake Bugg: Shang-ri-la: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Earl Sweatshirt. His second album is a hot brew …

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The English Beat Hit Johnny D’s — A Review

English Beat at Johnny D’s in Somerville on a snowy night.   For the English Beat at Johnny D’s in Somerville, it was all work, but nothing will stop these musicians from making their appointed rounds. From the back of the bar, where we sat finishing supper, Matt Morrish’s (Sax/Vocals) sax sounded like dinner jazz as the set began. The …

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single: MURS, “CHRISTMAS RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME”

single: MURS, “CHRISTMAS RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME” single at soundcloud.com/murs316/christmas-rules-everything MursWorld.com | Twitter [@murs] | Facebook | Instagram [@label316] | Twitter [@curtissking] Los Angeles rapper Murs presents “Christmas Rules Everything Around Me”, his new single produced by Curtiss King. “If you know me you know I LOVE Christmas,” says Murs. “I’ve always wanted to make Xmas song. It’s corny it’s silly it’s fun and I LOVE it! Thanks Curtiss King for …

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Kim Ki-Duk: My Latest Obsession

With television becoming more bearable these days (Bob’s Burgers, The Blacklist, American Dad, Sleepy Hollow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to name a few), I took some wise advice from a filmographer friend to check out Kim Ki-Duk. My friend and I had been musing about the insane world of David Lynch. He clued me into a few things I didn’t know–the …

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Kill Your Darlings – A Review

John Krokidas as author and director alongside his pal Austin Bunn as scriptwriter use a mishmash of quotes from the Beats, flinging ’em fast and furious, like jazz provocateurs exploring a riff. Some of these gems, I’d wager, came after the 1944 incident of Lucien Carr’s (Dane DeHaan) murder of David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall), but it doesn’t matter, it’s …

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