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Wednesday, July 31 2002

Down from the Mountain

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Danzig

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Cousteau

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Taking the Train: How Graffiti Art Became an Urban Crisis in New York City. by Joe Austin

Austin points out the two chief discourses through which residents and visitors find meaning in the city: The Naked City or the New Rome. The New Rome is the pinnacle of civilization, the city where dreams are fulfilled, fame is won, and riches earned. The Naked City, on the other hand, is the seedy metropolis of noir films, where life is cheap and virtue meaningless.


A Thing (or Two) About Curtis and Camilla by Nick Fowler

But while the conditions and circumstances that afflict the characters are strange, their agonies, of loneliness and alienation, are universal; and Fowler's story aches with a hurt many people, who've loved and lost, should recognize.


Power Plays: Win or Lose—How History’s Great Political Leaders Play the Game by Dick Morris - Pop

... if you don't have natural charm, you sure aren't going to pick it up from a pedantic, dull as dirt book like 'Power Plays'.


Do No Harm by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Everyone involved will undoubtedly make shameful amounts of money from this splendid example of western decadence without ever questioning the ethics of what they've done.


Alan Ayckbourn: Grinning at the Edge by Paul Allen

The reader is left with a strong sense of the often violent pressures that build up in situations demanding extreme commitment for little financial reward, and how these pressures can affect individuals as well as teams of people.


Tuesday, July 30 2002

Dolly Parton: Halos and Horns

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Archer Prewitt: Three

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Interpol: The Interpol EP

With this EP, Interpol prove that they are more than ready to take the title of most important band and run with it.


Kenny Garrett: Happy People

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Jay Bennett and Edward Burch: The Palace at 4am (Part I)

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Aloha: Sugar

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Susanne Abbuehl: April

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Monday, July 29 2002

The Velvet Underground & Nico: self-titled

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Pinebender: Too Good to be True

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Eric Lichter: Palm Wine Sunday Blue

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Juba Collective: self-titled

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Freescha: Slower Than Church Music

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