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July 31st, 2008 - 2:11 pm § in Perfect Lines

A Spring in Your Step!

Last night I caught a great performance of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for the Landmarks Festival at the Hatch Shell. Although the show was an abbreviated, symphony-only version of Stravinsky’s opera, it was still a wonderful opportunity to hear the music played by a full sympho[...]

July 30th, 2008 - 3:44 pm § in Perfect Lines

More Hips to Hop

In a slightly tangential continuation on from the previous post, I’ve stumbled upon even more riveting recent hip-hop releases. Or, in the case of The Streets, soon-to-be-released…. Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, was a huge surprise coming out of the UK. Back in high school when I picked[...]

July 30th, 2008 - 2:39 am § in Perfect Lines

Nothing About Vonnegut

Sometimes life feels like a Kurt Vonnegut book, the way seemingly random events and lineages come together in unknown ways. It also helps when you checking out a heaping helping of Vonnegut novels from the library and his particular method of story-telling seeps into your life. Let me explain: Havin[...]

July 29th, 2008 - 2:02 am § in Perfect Lines

Gas Prices Going Once, Twice, Again!

Not a day goes by that a handful of articles on rising gas prices are written by our trusted news sources (usually in conjunction with stories on the economy). It’s just one tale in a long line of “worst evers” that are plaguing our current society. I can’t say from personal [...]

July 28th, 2008 - 2:46 am § in Perfect Lines

Check Out These (Water) Guns

Boston’s Banditos Misteriosos announced a brand new event: a Revolutionary Water Gun Battle. The battle will take place on August 16th, but you should be able to sign up later today. Banditos have caused quite a ruckus (in the purely good sense) in just under a year since forming. They’v[...]

July 25th, 2008 - 2:22 am § in Perfect Lines

Life and Death (Metal)

I finally caught The Dark Knight the other day and Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker certainly lived up to the hype. Other critiques aside, Ledger certainly burned up the screen and his version of the Joker was quite frightening. I’d read in a New York Times article earlier this ye[...]

July 24th, 2008 - 12:15 am § in Perfect Lines

What a Beardo

Big news out of Belgrade this past Monday, where war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic was captured after years of “living in hiding.” Karadzic was thought to be hiding out in a cave, but had been living in disguise under the name Dragan Dabic. While Karadzic committed some hainus crimes,[...]

July 23rd, 2008 - 2:57 am § in Perfect Lines

Weak Warp

Warped Tour begins in Mansfield, Massachusetts in a number of hours, and sadly, I will not be in attendance. Warped really is a one-of-a-kind entity, and while the Lollapalooza’s that came before it may have dropped their aims to bring alternative music to the masses across the vastness of Ame[...]

July 22nd, 2008 - 2:19 am § in Perfect Lines

Jimes and the New Garage

There’s nothing quite like a musical discovery, and Jimes is not quite like anything else I’ve found in recent memory. Jimes is the kind of thing you inadvertently stumble upon and then mildly-obsess about for a handful of minutes. Jimes is absurd, endearing, and entertaining, simply by [...]

July 21st, 2008 - 6:35 pm § in Perfect Lines

Building the Playing

Down in New York for the weekend, I decided to take a break from some ear-shattering concerts (short review: Deerhoof rocked Prospect Park, Parts & Labor absolutely killed it at Siren Music Festival) to check out David Byrne’s Playing the Building exhibit at the Battery Maritime Building i[...]



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