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I haven’t been doing it. Social media. I do scroll around though. What am I looking for? Either way I get slapped across the face repeatedly with certain turns of phrase; eventually I grow familiar with them–at least in the fact that they are popular, and how they are used. This is a breakdown of … More Pop Terms and Phrases to Reconsider
I probably shouldn’t review this book; I’m poorly set up for it in that I’m a musician and it’s supposedly about music. I’ll start by saying that yes, Jennifer Egan is a solid writer. She has a finger on the East Coast, and much of how people with money in New York cope with careers, … More Review of Jennifer Egan’s, A Visit from the Goon Squad
So at the moment I’m reading his book, Zen and the Art of Mixing, and I am finding that it’s redundant and less applicable to me than another of his I’ve read since embarking on recording my own music at home–Musician’s Survival Guide to a Killer Record. Between the two books, the stories overlap or … More On Mixerman
In the spirit of Matt Groening, I present my list of things I never want to hear or read again. Please don’t use the following words or phrases anymore: Fake News. The New Normal. Quarantini. Together Apart. Plotter. Pantser. Ask Me Anything (AMA). Fight Me. Do What You Love and the Money Will Come.
You bastards got me. I was wiping all kinds of shit down last night at the hotel where I work taking it all with a grain of salt and then I realized that in jumping through the hoops of a major scare, I was actually in it; there was nothing ironic about the fifteenth wipey … More Please Critique My Social Distancing Practice
Better Things, Season 3 So I’m tempted to compare this to Louie for several reasons, but as I come away from Season 3 of Better Things, I have to say they feel like very different shows. Wait, what’s that? Some kind of news item about Louis CK? You want me to do what? No–this is … More A Boob Tube Review of:
The Last O.G. (as of Season 2) So yeah if you liked Tracy Jordan in 30 Rock, you’ll probably like this too. Here’s the thing–the goofy character he’s been portraying for all I’ve ever personally known of his career plays on how insulated ghetto life can be, and what a world of difference that is … More Boob Tube Reviews Continued:
He’s very well-spoken for a white guy trying to cite African American music; but by spewing that old cliche, “Close enough for jazz,” and then going on to say “This [impeachment process] isn’t improvisational jazz,” he has painted himself into a corner as a racist cunt from which he will never find his way out … More To Jonathan Turley, on Jazz
Beach Bum I started this piece of shit movie with low expectations and then I was sorely disappointed. I can’t even believe I’m writing about it but something happened after my wife came in to ask what I was watching and I told her in a daze and then involuntarily mentioned that it was a … More Boob Tube Reviews, Part 2
Someone on Twitter is at almost three hundred likes for posting the word “Coffee.”