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May 5
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I can definitely hear it in the vocal style/rhythm! Digging it, this might be a Bandcamp Friday pickup.

May 5
8

Yeah, the gap is just too much. Crystal should be an a relationship with someone closer his own age, like Gheorghe Muresan.

May 4
2

Scrolling through and seeing a Defiance, Ohio reference? This is getting a listen later, thanks for the links!

May 4
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First concert I ever saw, in 1997: Primus headlines, Powerman 5000 is first opener and sandwiched in the middle is poor Buck-O-Nine, the crowd of mostly metal-adjecent people haaaaaated their ska. A few months later Primus is back and opening for them are the Aquabats, the crowd was more mixed this time but some of Read more

May 4
3

against considerable odds, this movie contains the funniest, best-timed groin-kick this critic has seen in years” Read more

May 4
7

The Op Ivy discography is a top 10 punk album. Great song after great song and you’re absolutely right, it always improves your mood. 

May 4
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That sense of humor can also, at times, get in the way of the message when ska bands have tried to tackle heavier themes. It’s a balancing act that Fishbone’s Kendall Jones laments at one point in Carnes’ book: “We tried to make it funny so people would listen. It was wrong. You try it that way, and it just cheapens Read more

May 4
2

Just threw that on the other day! I have long maintained that there is no more concise cultural document of “The 90s” than the (sadly not picked up) Skankin’ Pickle theme song for The Margaret Cho Show.

May 4
2

I think nu-metal has been more rehabilitated than ska (or the third-wave ska that is the focus here)! Korn and Linkin Park are acknowledged influences of emo-y stuff today.

May 4
14

God damn right. One thing I noticed last rewatch is how the subway characters don’t have names in the credits, just descriptions (The Old Man, The Spanish Woman, The Pimp, etc. -- basically how you would describe them if you were riding the subway with them) but they all feel like real people with lives behind them Read more

Apr 30
2

Good luck to you and her, I hope things turn out OK.

Apr 30
2

Well this sounds really good. Any comparison to Inside Llewyn Davis has me on board.

Apr 30
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Oh dang, should’ve scrolled down. 100 percent the same here.

Apr 30
9

There is a lot of sad/melancholy stuff here and it goes all-out at the end, but right from the start the old camcorder footage of Andy’s puppy jumping around cutting to the present of an older dog moving as well as he can just fucking wrecked me. Our family had a dog at that age and mobility at the time and the Read more

Apr 30
6

The climax is resolved with a literal deus ex machina that is a conclusion to something that was created in the first movie -- the worshippers of The Claw have ascended to god status themselves! I ding Pixar a lot for their clockwork screenplays but I loved this.

Apr 29
3

In the movie he gets blackmailed and neutralizes that threat by telling his wife, which is a smart play. But he tells her that he’s telling her because he feels guilty! Not because his hand was forced. Which is still a pretty shitty thing to do.

Apr 29
1

Much too late, he realizes that what’s being demanded in return is too high a price to pay” Read more

Apr 29
1

Hey! Leave Amityville IV’s wallpaper out of this!

Apr 26
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“With a new Ryan almost every time, they’ll never have to sit with their own watery political implications, or even decide what they are.” Read more