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Music Lover Music Snob Music Junkie

The Miracle Of Plastic (Vinyl Actually)

There are many ways to damage your records. Leave them in your car when you run in to hang out with a friend, warping your copy of Blondie “Eat To The Beat”. Lazily refuse to put the albums back in … Continue reading

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DUDE ! Synchronicity is REAL

I speak about synchronicity all the time. You know when you think of a song and then hear it later that day. It happens to me with a scary frequency and I know it’s a thing. It happened again, and … Continue reading

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2 Drivers – One Stereo

Yesterday Joe and I drove to Kalamazoo to visit Abbey and the soft opening of the KZoo Cat Café. Check out the Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/kzoocatcafe/ We snuck there and surprised Abbey. It was a long drive but we made it … Continue reading

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Institutionalized

Some songs just have a life of their own. They become a part of your existence and it never even occurs to you that they could be anything but the best song ever. Such a song is “Institutionalized” by a band … Continue reading

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A Confession Regarding The Ramones

I have a confession, and it is likely to shock some, but I feel it must be said: I have never listened to a Ramones album. There. It’s out. I have no explanation for this, it’s not like I dislike … Continue reading

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NIN… Apologies A Statement And A Question…

So, didn’t I just mention that I was waiting for my vinyl copy of “Not The Actual Events” EP from Nine Inch Nails a couple posts ago? Call it synchronicity, but the very next day I received an e-mail about … Continue reading

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Live With Max ! 6/2/2017

Max hit the airwaves at 11 PM on Friday night (6/2/2017) on WSUM. His show is tentatively titled “Live With Max” and despite raising him on classic rock and 90’s grunge and alternative… he plays Hip Hop. That’s cool, I’m … Continue reading

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