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Neal Hayes


Sunday, February 11 2007

Race for the Super Bowl

Tony Dungy's win in Miami was definitely a major event, but a quick look at Super Bowl history shows that the NFL, with its long-disparaging race record, is still far from a level playing field.


Tuesday, July 10 2007

Scoring from Second by Philip F. Deaver [Editor]

Even the very best baseball players convert only three or four of every ten at bats into base hits. Perhaps Deaver can find some sort of poetic consolation in that statistic.

Sunday, July 8 2007

Various Artists: CrystalTop Music Presents

This collection will likely inspire many listeners to dig deeper into the CrystalTop catalog.

Thursday, July 5 2007

The Jai-Alai Savant: Flight of the Bass Delegate

Another fiery band from the Windy City delivers an excellent rock album with dub influences.

Monday, June 11 2007

Of God and Science: Of God and Science

Of God and Science juggles unusual chords and tricky arrangements, but the band should have focused on songwriting.

Sunday, June 3 2007

C-Mon & Kypski: Where the Wild Things Are

A better title for the album would have been Where the Creative Arrangements and Distracting Vocals Are.

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