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December 27th, 2009 - 11:04 pm § in True/Slant

The Best Overlooked Albums Of The Aughts

The new year is almost here, and with it comes a maelstrom of “End of the Year Lists.” Here on Ex-Spectator, I’ll be rolling out a few “End of the Year”/”End of the Decade” lists. Today’s list: The Best Overlooked Albums of the Aughts. A while back I started an ongoing feature called[...]

April 16th, 2009 - 12:08 am § in Perfect Lines

Interview with Travis Morrison

When I last dropped a line about America Is Just A Word, I mentioned that I’d be interviewing a few different artists who’s bands’ narratives are either barely known or not given the proper coverage. One of those groups is The Dismemberment Plan, fronted by Travis Morrison. Of the [...]

October 7th, 2008 - 7:50 pm § in Perfect Lines

Opera, Rotten Butter, and Words

*The Onion had a great “archival” issue online, which featured this hilariously-poignant piece on the “dangerous” lyrics of an opera performance: The Onion always has a great way of not only poking fun of society but media as well; I would be cramming the point down the provi[...]

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[...]

August 5th, 2008 - 12:28 am § in Perfect Lines

Chabon's Amerikan Dream

It’s taken 8 years, but I’ve finally picked up Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. All I can say is I cannot believe it hadn’t found its way into my hands sooner. The writing is superb, the delicacy and attention to detail is amazing, and the narrati[...]

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[...]

July 11th, 2008 - 10:52 pm § in Perfect Lines

A Word on Words

Hey folks, Gonna make this one quick and then I’m going to take the weekend off. I recently recieved a comment for my Coheed & Cambria post that was not only in poor taste, but horribly written, argued and against the entire point of this blog. This blog is about an openness towards the en[...]

July 4th, 2008 - 6:56 am § in Perfect Lines

Different Perspectives on the 4th

The Washington Post featured an odd article on the header of its website yesterday. Kevin Connolly is 22, won a silver medal at the X Games, and is a photographer who’s work is currently on display at the Kennedy Center in DC. Here’s a picture of Connolly: Connolly was born without legs.[...]



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