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January 2010

Remembering Vic Chesnutt

The regrettable tendency for audiences when any great artist dies is to hear that person’s music in the past tense. Songs one used to


Strange Currency: One Staff Writer’s Seven Year Journey to Sell the Most Toxic Used CD of All Time

Monster sells for a penny on the Internet and used record stores can't give the album away. But at one moment, it was good enough to gain four million buyers.


December 2009

Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Basket Case”

Before I begin, is anyone going to argue that “Basket Case”—Green Day’s second Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number one hit, the result of


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Pulling Teeth”

After five potent doses of heady pop-punk, “Pulling Teeth” is the first track on Dookie that really allows the listener to catch his or her


This is Fela Kuti’s Time

You may have heard that Fela Kuti is now on Broadway. No really I’m not sure what to make of a musical celebrating the


What do civil rights, tree frogs, & Watergate have in common?

The answer, of course, is Moses Asch. This month marks the 104th birthday of Asch, who founded Folkways Records more than 70 years ago along with


The Day The Music Died, Redux

Part One: 29 Years Ago Where were you? I was in my mother’s bedroom, kissing her goodbye before I caught the school bus, and I


Gem Found: An Interview with Damon Castillo

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Welcome to Paradise”

“Welcome to Paradise” first surfaced on Green Day’s second album, the 1992 Lookout! Records release Kerplunk. Re-recorded for Dookie, the 1994 version packs a much more


10 Years Later: Robbie Williams’ The Ego Has Landed

A decade after landing on our shores, this gem still hasn't gotten its due.


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