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Brian Regan Live

I had the intense pleasure of seeing comedian Brian Regan perform live last night at the Forum in Harrisburg, PA. It was a well-timed birthday present from my wife. I’ve been a big fan of his self-deprecating style of humor for a long time now. He came out in a blue Hawaiian shirt and did […]


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Cowboy Matinee Mixups

A gaggle of movie mixups, written down and straightened out right here for my own posterity. This started out as a Friday conversation gone horribly awry between a co-worker and myself. Midnight Cowboy is the movie starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. It’s the one with the famous scene of Hoffman’s character slapping a car […]


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Every Waking Moment

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Fans of his first two should albums realize quickly that only half of his new one, Every Waking Moment, sounds different enough to be considered a new direction, but even the material that feels leftover from The Clarence Greenwood Recordings (including the live version of Bullet and a Target) packs enough punch to raise this […]


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Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Leonard Cohen’s songwriting stands on its own. It always has. I’m certain that the recent movie documentary concerning his life and music sheds some light on his working process and explores the trials and tribulations that contributed to his timeless portfolio of music—which is exactly why I was excited to see the soundtrack containing so […]


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Another Fine Day

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Golden Smog‘s latest album, Another Fine Day is exactly the kind of album I should have purchased as a physical CD, complete with liner notes and inside sleeve art, instead of impulsively downloading bytes from the iTunes Music Store. I say that because I’ve read a few interesting anecdotes about the group that combines former […]


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