BAND-MAID - from now on
ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS??? BAND-MAID's instrumental tracks have always been amazing, but this one goes soooo haaaaaard. I'm crying literal tears. It's so good.
27 November 2022

Robert Smith Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure
I don't own any Funko vinyl figures. Yet.
17 November 2022

Hans Gruber Advent Calendar
Featuring Hans Gruber falling from Nakatomi Plaza. Happy Holidays!
16 November 2022

Reddit: The Smashing Pumpkins - ATUM Act 1
Seems like a lot of fans are having the same reaction. Having just listened to it, I can say with confidence it won't get a second chance. It's truly terrible. Billy seems to enjoy chastising fans who want him to make Siamese Dream 2, saying that he's not interested in rehashing the past, but he's tried putting out the same cheap-synth clown car of a record three times now. How is that not rehashing?
16 November 2022

This is the thought leadership we need.
"Seeing Musk and Zuckerberg flail has me wondering how the world might benefit from an arts and crafts mandate for the powerful. Could all of this have been avoided with a $20 Michael’s run?"
15 November 2022

Chasing the Deer
The music video for “鹿逐” (Chasing the Deer) by Chinese post-rock band 感覺莓果 (Feeling Berry) popped up on my YouTube feed again. I love the song—especially the end. You’ll see. It’s exciting to see this kind of music come out of a country that is historically repressive.
13 November 2022

The Smashing Pumpkins' Spirits On Fire Tour Posters
The artwork for the Pumpkins’ 2022 tour is really gorgeous.
12 November 2022

Alvvays at The Depot in Salt Lake City - Oct 19, 2022
I continue to be blown away by the sound of Blue Rev, and these videos from the band’s Salt Lake show convince me that the album is fundamentally a live recording. So good.
11 November 2022

I Made a Linguistics Professor Listen to a Blink-182 Song and Analyze the Accent
Wow. Chicano influences was not on my bingo card.
28 October 2022

Elon Musk Completes $44 Billion Deal to Own Twitter
And just by pure coincidence, I'm toying with the prospect of rebooting my Links section. Weird.
28 October 2022

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