Archive for September, 2008

September 28th, 2008 - 11:12 pm § in Perfect Lines

Dear Science, I've Made a Mixtape for You

After a bit of a delay, I finally present to you my review for TV on the Radio’s Dear Science,. But I’ve decided to offer up something entirely different in the way of reviews by focusing on the one pitfall of music critique I cannot stand yet find myself using at times: comparison. It&#[...]

September 26th, 2008 - 12:46 am § in Perfect Lines

Can you use that in a sentence?

So, somewhere through my GRE studies I realized what a monumental task I have of ingesting all the vocabulary. My handy study book has flooded my mind with words, which is quite helpful. But their sentence examples for the words are somewhat… lacking. So I’ve decided to do the only logic[...]

September 24th, 2008 - 12:50 am § in Perfect Lines

Too Lazy To Right Write

Michael Moore is the newest guy to pull a Radiohead, but not with music (though if it were, I’m sure it’d be somewhere in the general stereotype for emo these days – whiny and overly-dramatic). Moore released his newest piece, Slacker Uprising, on the net for a free download yester[...]

September 22nd, 2008 - 8:07 pm § in Perfect Lines


Caught an excellent set by Why? at the MFA on Friday. Well, excellent apart from one certain thing… I’ve written numerous posts about hipsters, so finally allow me to riff a little on this one. The MFA’s concerts are in a little seated auditorium, which makes for a great atmosphere[...]

September 18th, 2008 - 11:50 pm § in Perfect Lines

No One Is An Extra

I’ve been trying to find the trailer for Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York for quite awhile. Now, with about a month until its release, it’s finally hit the net: [youtube=] Just the trailer itself looks fantastic. Sure, Kaufman does gr[...]

September 18th, 2008 - 12:10 am § in Perfect Lines

All The Random Stuff That's Fit

Let’s break this down in bullet points: *TV on the Radio‘s Dear Science, has officially been released online, one week early. Who knows why Interscope made the decision, and really, who cares? You can purchase the album on iTunes or stream it for free at Lala (you must sign up first). Up[...]

September 16th, 2008 - 12:11 am § in Perfect Lines

Yes, I Can Help You

I apologize for the recent lack of posting, but its been a blizzard of fun these past few days. Despite the archaic weather, Boston is in the full swing of things, and I mixed my time between numerous concerts, the Boston Silent Rave, and general tomfoolery. At the center of much of the whirlwind of[...]

September 11th, 2008 - 10:57 pm § in Perfect Lines

Muppet Madness!

While listening to WOXY the other day, the dj mentioned a YouTube video that remixed the Hold Steady’s “Sequestered in Memphis” with shots of the Muppets. Hilariously titled “Sequestered in Muppets,” it is quite well-edited: [youtube=[...]

September 11th, 2008 - 12:05 am § in Perfect Lines

The Politics of Fashion

Naomi pointed me the way to this excellent piece by Thursday/United Nations’ Geoff Rickly on the MTV Headbanger’s Blog site on my previous post, and it got me thinking about the impact of fashion on culture. Rickly astutely notes the power of the image, and in doing so recalls Marshall M[...]

September 9th, 2008 - 12:18 am § in Perfect Lines

Down on the farm…

[youtube=] This is far from new, but you’ve got to give these folks credit; clearly a lot of work went into their interpretation of emo. And clearly it is a bit old – especially for pop standards. Had it been made in the past year or two, they[...]

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