I think everyone has a "Forbidden Song."
What's that? It's like, whenever I hear the tune "Freebird," whether in the car or at some party or whatever, I have to turn it off. It's like an obsessive-compulsive decision and I will be forever agitated until that song is no longer playing.
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As I type this, it's still 2012, but by the time we hit "publish" it'll be 2013. So I'll turn to the great poet, Kanye West, to sum it all up: "I'm livin' in the future so the presence is my past. My presence is the present, kiss my ass."
That was 2012, welcome to 2013 -- here's our end of the year ... More >>
Let's face it, the Mayan Calendar thing is kind of silly, but I'm still obsessed with it because I often ruminate on The End. It's an important scenario to consider, no matter how unlikely, because it makes us ask the Big Questions and wonder how meaningful/meaningless our lives truly are.
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Jens Lekman @ Crescent Ballroom|11/9/12Jens Lekman calls his songs "stories."
Introducing "I Know What Love Isn't," the title track from his 2012 LP, Lekman described driving around in a friend's crappy old car, listening to classic rock radio, and talking about "life, love, and things that that." ... More >>
Last week, a couple of so-called indie bands released music videos that featured quirky blonde actresses. Michelle Williams traveled to Niagara Falls Wild Nothing's "Paradise" and The Girl Next Door Elisha Cuthbert imagines herself in a movie in The Gaslight Anthem's video for "Here Comes My Man." B ... More >>
Lars von Trier is not for everyone. You have only to watch von Trier's violently quirky short film Occupations -- featuring von Trier brutally murdering the man talking in the movie theater next to him -- to see that he's wildly passionate about his work, and yeah, a little bit uninhibited. ... More >>
It's impossible to not hate almost everything about Twilight. The books changed what "vampire" means to an entire generation. Now, it's less about being an undead monster than it is about misunderstood hunks with sparkly pale skin. Then, the movies went on to solidify the idea that as long a ... More >>