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14 Sep 2006 // 3:00 AM

Guitars and drums. No bass. No keyboards. No strings. No brass. Just six strings, two drumsticks and the volume knobs cranked to 10. The instrumental and

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Ah, California dreaming on such a summer’s day. Brothers and Sisters effectively wrangle up the laid-back sunshine vibe of 1970s California AM radio pop/

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14 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Path to 9/11

The motives and actions of the heroes transcend reproach; the bad guys are so inscrutably evil, they come across as the beady-eyed mole people in B-grade science fiction movies.

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CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

Couric asked, "What do you fear most?" Bush said he fears someone will slip into the country and kill Americans. If Couric expected another answer, I'd love to hear it.

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My Life as a Furry Red Monster by Kevin Clash with Gary Brozek

The book's overall cheery tone was somewhat marred for me by Clash's reluctance to say anything negative about television and children, a hot topic in educational and psychological circles.

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Kon & Amir and DJ Muro: The Kings of Diggin

One compilation. Two CDs. Sixty-one tracks. No household names. And no popular hits.

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Junior Boys: So This is Goodbye

The second album by the Canadian duo proves their much-heralded debut was no fluke.

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Land of the Blind (2006)

Perhaps only upon repeat viewings will audiences become convinced that this film is not merely a stale piece of bread, if you will, but in fact something more meaty.

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Water (2005)

Water is excellent enough on its own and well worth seeing, but an opportunity to further explore issues of societal oppression, especially surrounding the making of this film, was missed.

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Sascha Funke: Boogybytes Vol. 2

As you might expect from the pedigree, this is a pretty rad CD, positively brimming with techno goodness.

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Viva Voce: Get Yr Blood Sucked Out

Pop this in the car system, roll the windows down, put on the shades, sip the Dr. Pepper and haul ass. Pick up that special someone. Then cruise to the lake and make out.

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The Black Keys: Magic Potion

Big label, big backing, big buzz but basically brilliant, beautiful, beefy bluesy boogie blueprint being brought by the barren brain trust of Auerbach and Carney yet again.

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Tyde: Three’s Co.

For Darren Rademaker, life may be a beach, but it's not always sunny there.

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Amor Fati: Love Fate

“I would have wanted more collaborators,” writes Amaury Perez, “but everyone is busy so DIY.” For an almost one-man outfit (he has help from a

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Xiu Xiu: The Air Force

The Air Force is, without a doubt, Xiu Xiu’s best album and grandest statement.

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Josephine Foster: A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing

A free folk release that transcends even that label to acheive true freedom.

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13 Sep 2006 // 5:00 AM

Helios: Eingya

Acheiving that fleeting balance between prettiness and interest, Helios delivers a lush instrumental that actually engages the heart.

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13 Sep 2006 // 3:00 AM

Gomma Workshop: Cantina Tapes

Italian Surrealist Cartoon Music for the Soul.

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13 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Good Riddance: My Republic

Punk band hasn't changed much in a decade, for better and worse.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sunday Night Football/Monday Night Football

John Madden is the ultimate broadcaster, in spite of his occasionally nonsensical commentary. He and Al Michaels mesh better than anyone else in the game.

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