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Posts from June 2005

Tom, Tom, Tom, Tom

I may as well head off my morning television at the past, because I’m pretty sure tomorrow’s Today show will be nothing but highlights and segments and segments of highlights of the weirdo interview that took place between Matt Lauer and Tom Cruise this past week, the bulk of which has to do with this […]


Batman Begins

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Say so long to the Batman franchise which started out so dark and brilliantly under Tim Burton and Michael Keaton, only to fizzle out like a 1974 Tab cola under Joel Schumacher and George Clooney. Those guys are so last millenium. The real title for writer/director Christopher Nolan’s latest incarnation of the Dark Knight should […]


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Cold Roses

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If the buzz circulating around the much anticipated double album release of Ryan Adams and the Cardinals is to be believed, the prodigious grave-robber has made yet another deal with the devil, summoning the soul of Jerry Garcia for one last nine-minute hippie jam. At least, that’s what the local DJ’s had me believing. However, […]


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The Best Little Secrets Are Kept

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There wasn’t very much payoff for me when I spent the latter part of the 80’s and early 90’s listening to glam rock. In hindsight, building a fairly lengthy catalog of David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Marc Bolan on tape cassette twenty years after the original recordings were produced was probably no way to strike […]


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Unshattered

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Talking about his new album, Unshattered, I caught Peter Murphy on NPR not to long ago saying something to the effect of, “If this album doesn’t make me absolutely famous, I don’t know what will.” And with self assurance such as that, from a person with a 90’s landmark such as Deep under his solo […]