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2007 Stories by Serene Dominic

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  • Source Victoria

    published December 20, 2007

    Many have defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results," which explains why Ben Franklin flew his kite... More >>

  • Pity: Our Greatest Marketing Tool

    published December 20, 2007

    How is it that two of 2007's top sellers — Amy Winehouse and Britney Spears — sold more than a million records in the U.S. without... More >>

  • Dark Victoria

    published December 20, 2007

    Ben Franklin defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,” which explains why he only flew... More >>

  • Hughes Your Daddy?

    published December 13, 2007

    Because kids in 2007 aren't buying CDs like kids of yesteryear did, retailers like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Target are threatening to scale back... More >>

  • Punker's Pride

    published December 6, 2007

    One lament you'd never expect to hear about the local punk scene is that there's no sense of community. Punk, by its very nature, champions... More >>

  • Free Vanity

    published November 22, 2007

    Rarely has revenge been served colder than the frozen shit sandwich the record industry has been served. Two decades after forcing the... More >>

  • The Green Lady Killers

    published November 1, 2007

    It's either fortuitous psychic planning or just plain dumb luck that The Green Lady Killers released an EP that opens with a song called "Psycho... More >>

  • The Diva in Mr. John

    published October 18, 2007

    Until now, Elton John, Philip Norman's 1992 unauthorized biography of the piano man, has stood as the definitive word (also updated in 2000... More >>

  • Coma Little Bit Closer

    published September 27, 2007

    Since its inception, reality TV hasn't brought us much in the way of realism. Someone who wouldn't normally nosh on a plateful of live Madagascar... More >>

  • Attitude Adjusting

    published September 20, 2007

    One of Jim Louvau's favorite talking points when making a case for his new band The Attitude is the void to be filled because there are no more... More >>

  • Jake's Take

    published September 13, 2007

    The three most sentimental places in the world are cemeteries, airports, and tattoo parlors. Because the first two are verboten, thanks to the... More >>

  • Flower Power Blooms Eternal

    published August 16, 2007

    One or two of the acts on the "Hippiefest" tour would've spiced up the typical take-the-money-and-run oldies packages that plow through town every... More >>

  • Blessthefall

    published August 16, 2007

    If you took a hand counter to a televangelist, you'd click six times as many references to Satan as to his former boss — it's way better for... More >>

  • Deep Purple

    published August 16, 2007

    Here's a reconstituted '70s classic-rock group with an otherwise engaged leader. Deep Purple's grumpy guitar hero, Ritchie Blackmore, probably... More >>

  • Gypsy Road

    published August 9, 2007

    When the members of Psycho Gypsy first applied makeup to their young faces in early 1992, it was at a time when their musical heroes had... More >>

  • Cardiac Party

    published August 9, 2007

    It's no small source of stupid pride for me that there are a million cool anagrams for my name, everything from Mr. Iodine Scene to I Sneer... More >>

  • The Cremains

    published August 9, 2007

    Hard to believe, but in the 10-plus years that The Cremains have made rawkin' their business, they've never been represented by a full-length... More >>

  • Been There, Beamed That

    published July 26, 2007

    Perhaps more significant to today's audiences than Sgt. Pepper's 40th anniversary was the Beatles' contribution that same summer to the... More >>

  • Back on the Sun

    published July 12, 2007

    The next guy who calls 2007 "the year of the reunion" is gonna get his nose separated from his face. Sure, 40 years removed from the Summer of... More >>

  • Jones Fix

    published July 12, 2007

    The man they once called Tiger Tom was savvy enough to secure all the rights to his ITV variety show, which ran in England and America from 1969... More >>

  • TrEmUlaNtS

    published July 5, 2007

    Music that bears the most repeated listenings hits you on an abstract, moth-to-a-naked-light bulb level. The attraction may be lyrical ambiguity,... More >>

  • Selfless

    published June 21, 2007

    Remember in 1997, when you'd had just about enough of bands that would step on the distortion pedal and yell at the top of their lungs for the... More >>

  • The Via Maris

    published June 14, 2007

    Now is as good a time as ever to redefine "desert rock." For most people, it means expansive country rock with a couple of cacti in the... More >>

  • Traveler

    published June 7, 2007

    Who coined the term "world music?" Was it foreigners, resigned to Yankee cultural imperialism, who created it for Americans to signify "music you... More >>

  • Thugs Life

    published May 31, 2007

    Judging by the malevolently eager look on his face, whatever Dale Fox of Phoenix band World Class Thugs has been keeping in his trunk for the past... More >>

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