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  • Movie watched: 111 In theaters: 2 From 2016: 4 Books read (not counting graphic novels): 32 On audiobook: 27 (I’ve forgotten how to read) Albums bought: too many (vinyl addict) […]

    2016 of Kent

    Movie watched: 111 In theaters: 2 From 2016: 4 Books read (not counting graphic novels): 32 On audiobook: 27 (I’ve forgotten how to read) Albums bought: too many (vinyl addict) […]

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  • Accomplishment: I went back to school to get a Computer Science degree. Albums: I streamed 152.  Here are the top 10, with my favorite in bold. Best of Luna (Luna) […]

    Jack’s 2016

    Accomplishment: I went back to school to get a Computer Science degree. Albums: I streamed 152.  Here are the top 10, with my favorite in bold. Best of Luna (Luna) […]

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  • I am of two minds when it comes to Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s sole trek into “sci-fi.”  Throughout, his touch–stylized but never over the top–is assured.  He shot the film, originally a […]

    World on a Wire

    I am of two minds when it comes to Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s sole trek into “sci-fi.”  Throughout, his touch–stylized but never over the top–is assured.  He shot the film, originally a […]

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  • Auto-body music from the varied, at times maddening Physical Graffiti.  The track reeks of diesel, coke, and funk, and is one of the heaviest numbers in a very heavy catalog.  The […]

    Trampled Under Foot – Led Zeppelin

    Auto-body music from the varied, at times maddening Physical Graffiti.  The track reeks of diesel, coke, and funk, and is one of the heaviest numbers in a very heavy catalog.  The […]

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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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