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  • The problem with sex fetishes, beyond the perhaps obvious, is that to anyone who does not share them they are ridiculous. S&M freaks, furries, Japanophiles (guilty) — anyone who has […]

    From Beyond

    The problem with sex fetishes, beyond the perhaps obvious, is that to anyone who does not share them they are ridiculous. S&M freaks, furries, Japanophiles (guilty) — anyone who has […]

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  • Brian De Palma’s sixteenth film is lurid Hitchcock (a novel idea the Master almost nailed in Psycho, had he not included that abysmal Talking Psychoanalyst at the end), souped up […]

    Body Double

    Brian De Palma’s sixteenth film is lurid Hitchcock (a novel idea the Master almost nailed in Psycho, had he not included that abysmal Talking Psychoanalyst at the end), souped up […]

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  • Linda Ronstadt’s backing band go out with a stoopid ditty fit for a frat party. Incidentally, after years of honeyed licks, mellow vibes, and facile good times, they offer a […]

    Eagles – The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks

    Linda Ronstadt’s backing band go out with a stoopid ditty fit for a frat party. Incidentally, after years of honeyed licks, mellow vibes, and facile good times, they offer a […]

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  • The third Velvet Underground album dropped in a Midori sour, rimmed with a crushed Quaalude.  The sound is bright but slightly askew:  A Manhattan drawl on the order of Lou […]

    Luna – Best of Luna

    The third Velvet Underground album dropped in a Midori sour, rimmed with a crushed Quaalude.  The sound is bright but slightly askew:  A Manhattan drawl on the order of Lou […]

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  • It wasn’t simply that Prince was a singular talent.  He was different.  It was the way he melded his God-talk, his lust, and his fondness for funk, pop, rock and […]

    Prince – Controversy (the first side)

    It wasn’t simply that Prince was a singular talent.  He was different.  It was the way he melded his God-talk, his lust, and his fondness for funk, pop, rock and […]

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  • Before they composed the soundtracks to such varied films as Sorcerer, Thief, Risky Business, and Legend, Tangerine Dream were a bunch of long-haired machine heads from Germany, fiddling obsessively with towers of […]

    Space Drones

    Before they composed the soundtracks to such varied films as Sorcerer, Thief, Risky Business, and Legend, Tangerine Dream were a bunch of long-haired machine heads from Germany, fiddling obsessively with towers of […]

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  • They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. Made when Boston’s best had something to prove, and long before Pro Tools and song doctors turned the band into laughingstocks (to me, that […]

    Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic / Rocks

    They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. Made when Boston’s best had something to prove, and long before Pro Tools and song doctors turned the band into laughingstocks (to me, that […]

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  • David Bowie’s death hit me hard. I did not cry. I didn’t put my life on hold, to better cope with the shock. And it was shocking, make no mistake. […]

    David Bowie

    David Bowie’s death hit me hard. I did not cry. I didn’t put my life on hold, to better cope with the shock. And it was shocking, make no mistake. […]

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  • Some time ago, I made a list of writing tips that work for me.  They may work for you, too.  I don’t always follow these guidelines.  Still, I try.  Enjoy. […]

    13 Writing Tips

    Some time ago, I made a list of writing tips that work for me.  They may work for you, too.  I don’t always follow these guidelines.  Still, I try.  Enjoy. […]

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  • John Barry’s James Bond soundtracks are all majestic.  Choosing one over the other is a game best played by those who like their martinis shaken, not stirred.  (OK, that was […]

    John Barry – Moonraker

    John Barry’s James Bond soundtracks are all majestic.  Choosing one over the other is a game best played by those who like their martinis shaken, not stirred.  (OK, that was […]

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