Posts Tagged ‘Music’

United Economy Plus, Seat Reclining, Cloud Storage, Spotify vs. Google Play Music

Steelers were robbed. You can’t say that without admitting that they were a terrible playoff team this season, but still: robbed. I flew back to Chicago a few weeks ago in what was nominally a United Economy Plus seat, but it was exactly the same dimensions as a regular seat. According to the flight attendant, […]

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Super Bowl XLVII, Stupid People in Surveys, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Soundgarden at the Riviera

Ray Lewis, to me, is sports culture’s most prominent reminder that sometimes, simply by virtue of being the most shameless about their misdeeds, the really hideous people in the world can still be rewarded with a life of luxury, fame and adulation that you and I will never experience. Karma mostly comes around for the […]

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In Praise of Spotify

When I was 18 and went off to Northwestern, I thought the newfound ability to centrally store, play and enlarge my music library through compressed MP3 files was the coolest thing ever. (Then-beloved Winamp also had those great skins: The purple theme and NU logo from Daniel’s Winamp Skins (still online since 1998!) went so […]

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U2: One Tree Hill Live at Soldier Field

Here’s a vid I got at last night’s show. The audio quality’s pretty lacking, but it was cool hearing a song that they rarely play live.

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Listening to Some GNR

Simply accepting that I have the musical tastes of a 14-year-old boy from 1994 is a good bulwark against feeling too unhip.

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Featured-Band Friday: New York Dolls

In my new self-appointed function as official DJ of, we’re going with the infamous proto-punk outfit for this inaugural feature. Rock out:

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Ok Go! and Another Complex Vid

The latest from the Chicago dudes behind the infamous treadmill video:

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It’s Official: Soundgarden Reuniting! | Spin Magazine Online

Earlier, I posted a totally sweet Temple of the Dog reunion vid. But then today, I saw this: It’s Official: Soundgarden Reuniting! | Spin Magazine Online. All I can say is that I am hella amped. My 11- to 17-year-old self (after all, they did break up in ’97) is rejoicing at the news, so […]

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Like It’s 1993 Again

Would have been cool to be at this show for junior high’s sake:

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I Am More Famous-By-Association Than You

The other day I was thinking of famous people, so then I thought I might as well put together all the ones I’ve seen in person into a comprehensive but shameless post. So here you go. Trent Reznor: Saw him at the Pittsburgh airport. (He grew up about an hour north, in Meadville.) He got […]

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