Archive for January, 2009

January 27th, 2009 - 1:14 pm § in Perfect Lines


I shall now break from the usual blotter I produce for something far more striking. As a recent graduate of Brandeis University, I’ve entered the workforce in an especially harsh time of economic crisis. This is news is nothing new. However, as I exited my undergraduate bubble, it turns out th[...]

January 26th, 2009 - 2:49 pm § in Perfect Lines

Linky Links

*Stereogum has a full-blown post on the newest Torns of Life show, this one out in LA. *In more Obama = emo “news,” Pete Wentz wrote a little ditty blog entry for the Huffington Post on Obama’s Inauguration and Vice Magazine has declared the event to be the death of emo (though not[...]

January 25th, 2009 - 1:38 pm § in Perfect Lines

Back to the Metal

Caught a midnight screening of Back to the Future last night at Coolidge Corner and thought of this: [youtube=] Guess that wouldn’t really have the same effect with Metro Station, now would it…[...]

January 22nd, 2009 - 9:09 pm § in Perfect Lines

Red White and Bluemo

James Montgomery’s recent piece for MTV, “Are We Ready For Barack Obama’s Emo America?,” is great not only because of the juxtaposition of stereotypical American values and musical genres, but because the work gives support for emo as a generally progressive and positive mode[...]

January 19th, 2009 - 1:32 am § in Perfect Lines

Kumar goes to Inauguration…

Biggest WTF moment of the “We Are One” concert celebrating Inauguration might have been this:   [youtube=]   Kal Penn?! What? You mean the guy from Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle? As a major part of the opening weekend festivities for the [...]

January 18th, 2009 - 2:41 am § in Perfect Lines

And The Winner For Best Song Is…

My friend Scott writes the blog for Oscar predictions and film, And The Winner Is… Scott’s spot on when it comes to guessing who will walk away with what statue, so I was surprised to see that he didn’t have a listing for Best Original Song among the categories he lists on the site[...]

January 16th, 2009 - 1:13 am § in Perfect Lines

Cry… Tonight…

Sorry for the lack of updates these past few days… they’ve been quite hectic over here! In the meantime, enjoy the fine tunings of MC Lars’ satiric ode to emo way back in 2004: [youtube=[...]

January 13th, 2009 - 2:36 am § in Perfect Lines

Nothing Nice To Say About Emo

Then (Circa early 2000s/beginning of emo’s third wave): Now(ish) (Circa late 2007): Mitch Clem’s punk webcomic Nothing Nice To Say is surprisingly on-point when it comes to making fun of emo. Whereas the general consensus of the term had dramatically changed within the same time frame, C[...]

January 12th, 2009 - 2:02 am § in Perfect Lines

597-Way Tie For Most Eclectic Proposal

The 33 1/3 blog released the final list of the nearly 600 potential books on a wide variety of albums that Continuum received after the call for open proposals a little while ago. Needless to say, it’s quite a list. It’s interesting to see what albums people are passionate enough about t[...]

January 10th, 2009 - 11:25 pm § in Perfect Lines

Guitar's Got You Stumped?

The big news that folks have been paying attention to the other day from Apple’s presentation at the Macworld Expo was the announcement that iTunes will now offer DRM-Free tracks to download off their website. Another one of the interesting features presented by Apple for the new year is the n[...]

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