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Musings on the need to be ...

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Musings on the need to be ...

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
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Afterimages Wreckages of the pastEternally damned to repeat it.Exploded views incinerated by the electricity of truthPierced by the arrow of time keeping everything from happening at onceWhile the tombstone is still blank, the chisel is already poised.Distraction and temporary relief running through the bottomless vessel of inherited emptinessTrite maxims of unconscious discontent encased in flesh to become universal lawAmending the inner coordinate in a pathless world of self-imposed unawarenessInner knowing the only compassToo deep a whole in a constant state of lack making greater things decayGoing blind scanning the horizon for answers to attenuate the painSight without visionPerpetual desire sets the foundation of a nadir that time does not enterEndless loop of fleeting phenomena clamouring and interferingMental suffering ...

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Only Death Is Real #1

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Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
Only Death Is Real

There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost like a full-time job. There ...

The Anxiety of Influence

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Posted July 16, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Against Orthodoxy

In February 1996 late novelist David Foster Wallace released a modern masterpiece, Infinite Jest, uncovering a wellspring of contemporary criticism and psychological diagnosis. Granted his ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - G.I.S.M.

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - G.I.S.M.

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 4:50 p.m.
era vulgaris

Japan. A near flawless culture of hospitality, design, cuisines, architecture, and a wonderful sense of ritual that pervades its society. A country ruled by meticulous and supreme organization, people respectful to the point of being invisible with an innate sense of courtesy. Vibrant, ever-changing streetscapes and fantastic food. A country where you can determine your location by the colour of your miso soup – you’re in the east if it’s dark and salty, in the west half if it is sweet and light. A country daring me to find anything that is not completely desirable. I vividly remember the ...

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Amy Oden: Making Punk a Drag Again

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Posted July 2, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Amy Oden is a Baltimore-based musician and filmmaker. Her work includes the feature documentaries From the Back of the Room ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Loudspeakers

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Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
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As the good ole shock jock Plato so eloquently put it, music is the movement of sound to reach the ...

Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (November 2017)

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Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Blag Dahlia is the singer for punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming in ...

Guest Column: Poli van Dam (The Bombpops)

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Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

SoCal punks The Bombpops formed back in 2007 and released just two EPs in their first decade as a band ...

Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

Regular Columns Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Jeffrey Roy is busy. Check the link for his credits and you will see a vast list of projects. In ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Turntables

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Turntables

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
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I do travel. A bit. An iPod or portable device is a great, convenient yet soulless asset to have. It ...

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