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Mark Kozelek Drops ‘War on Drugs: Suck my Cock’

There’s this line on 2012’s Among the Leaves that has Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek reducing his once female fan rich-career to an autographer of posters for guys in tennis shoes. The dude knows his […]

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Another Book About Beatles Lyrics

Beatles fans rejoice, yet another book has hit shelves celebrating the immortality of the illustrious Fab Five. There’s certainly no shortage of them out there – many that rehash the same stories over and over again […]

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Lyricapsule: Aerosmith Bail Out 53 Pot-Busted Fans After Gig; October 3, 1978

Somewhere during the set of Aerosmith‘s Fort Wayne, Indiana stop along their Live Bootleg! Tour on this day in 1978, a gang of policemen raided the tuneage times to crack down on as many pot-smokers as […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Dudley Perkins

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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RIFF’d: Prince’s ‘Art Official Age’

This is the album that Prince fans were waiting for, a sonic excursion that rips through generations of time, soul-strutting from one galaxy to the next with every piercing falsetto and strum of the guitar. Art Official […]

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RIFF’d: Prince & 3rdeyegirl’s ‘Plectrumelectrum’

As an aging megastar, Prince is taking measured steps towards a new phase in his professional life. Plectrumelectrum is him acting as player-coach, familiarizing himself as a behind-the-scenes guy while still being able to break ankles on the court, a […]

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Lyricapsule: Donovan Debuts ‘Catch the Wind’; September 30, 1965

Hailed Britain’s answer to Bob Dylan – despite originally being spawned from Scottish lands – a 19-years-young Donovan made his Stateside debut on this day in 1965 on the short-lived variety show, Shindig!, fresh-face troubadouring, […]

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Cover Me Bad: Separating Homage from Amateur Hour

If you happened to miss Miley Cyrus‘ cover of Led Zeppelin‘s”Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” or better yet Willow Smith‘s rendition of King Krule‘s “Easy Easy” consider yourself lucky. Both, while a departure from their usual antics, are […]

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Streetside: El Ten Eleven at Seattle’s Decibel Festival; September 26

Seattle does electronic music festivals a bit differently than your typical Miami or Ibiza dead teenager bonanza. The city’s premier Decibel Festival, in its 11th year, is a testament to that. While they’ve booked international […]

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Spotlight: Seacats

A buddy of mine told me about Seacats well over a year ago. He worked at the local label to which they’re signed – Fin Records – and it was easy to cynically write them […]

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