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NYRM Literary Society: Huxley and Dirty Projectors

Somehow I missed out on Brave New World in high school English class.  In some ways, I’m very glad that I did.  Having a college history degree behind me really helped to see how astounding it is that this book was published in 1932.  Though I can’t imagine what Huxley would have made of the […]

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My Favorite Albums of 2009: 25-11

I’m not completely happy with this list.  I’ve been agonizing over it for about a month now, and no matter how I work it, it doesn’t seem to come out right.  I listened to about 250 albums this year, a paltry percentage of the number of total releases.  Even out of those, I only listened […]

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My Favorite 50 Songs of 2009: 20-11

To recap:  As for My Favorite 50 Songs of 2009, I made a few rules for myself.  First, a band can only appear once.  Also, this is purely about singles I enjoy.  For instance, I would never put Harlem Shakes’ Technicolor Health on my favorite albums list, but “Sunlight” made it pretty high on this list […]

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Recommended Friday Show: Dirty Projectors at The Bell House

With bands rolling into town for CMJ next week (more on that later), there is an overwhelming number of things going on.  Personally, I will be watching Sunset Rubdown at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom.  But I also wish I were watching Air Waves and Beach Fossils at Market Hotel.  And going to the Dinosaur Feathers […]

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Incredible New Album: Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors

This album is mindblowingly good.  I’m only about halfway through my second listen right now, but it seems like all the amazing material we’ve been getting from Dirty Projectors over the years has come to a beautiful, glorious head.  I’m too excited to write with any kind of real critical eye, but some of the […]

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Recommended Sunday Show: Dark Was the Night at Radio City Music Hall

So this is a pretty last minute post (my weekend consisted of going from NYC to NJ to Philly for band practice, back to NJ to visit my nephew, back to NYC for way too much dancing last night, and now finally Brooklyn again- I didn’t have a spare minute to post until now), but […]

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SXSW Sampler, Part I

I’ve been a bit busy this week preparing for SXSW.  I want to bring you the very best coverage I can (partying it up with Racheal Ray and The Hold Steady) so I’ve been lacking a bit on the writing this week.  I’d like to attempt to make it up to you by putting together […]

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