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Real Old School Nr. 1: Saint-Saëns vs. Liszt – Danse Macabre & Totentanz

Real Old School Classical Music Worth Curating Let's kick off this new classical music series with something heavy. Death. Today's episode of On the Media was entitled "Staring Into the…
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Real Old School Nr. 0: New Series on Classical Music Worth Curating

Real Old School Classical Music Worth Curating Yes, yes, I know this blog has heretofore been exclusively dedicated to modern music, but believe it or not, times do occasionally call…
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Totes Magotes: Pitchfork’s Best Albums of the Decade So Far…

Totes Magotes Random thoughts on what I'm listening to or thinking about lately The venerable bastion of music snobbery, Pitchfork.com, recently published their "Best Albums of the Decade So Far."…
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Totes Magotes: Bahamas and the Challenge of Meeting Expectations

Totes Magotes Random thoughts on what I'm listening to or thinking about lately My #1 album of the year in 2012 was by Toronto-based musician, Bahamas. Barchords was an unexpected…
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My Vinyl Collection, February 2014 Update

I started collecting vinyl in January of 2008.  Here is what I have amassed. (updated February 2014) AC/DC Back in Black American Football American Football Andrew Bird Armchair Apocrypha Appleseed…
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My Vinyl Collection (May 2013 update)

I started collecting vinyl in January of 2008. Here is what I have amassed.(updated May 2013)AC/DCBack in BlackAmerican FootballAmerican FootballAndrew BirdArmchair ApocryphaAppleseed CastIllumination Ritual BahamasBarchords  Band of HorsesEverything All the TimeInfinite…
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Best Albums of 2012

Best Albums of 2012Final VersionVersion 2.0 2.1 (January-June)For previous years seeBest of 2011Best (songs) of 2011Best of 2010Best of 2009Best of 2008Best of 2007LPsBahamas - Barchords  Japandroids - Celebration Rock The…
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Best Albums of 2012: version 2.0

Best Albums of 2012Version 2.0 2.1 (January-June)For previous years seeBest of 2011Best (songs) of 2011Best of 2010Best of 2009Best of 2008Best of 2007LPsJapandroids - Celebration Rock Shearwater - Animal JoyDamien…
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Father John Misty (J. Tillman) does Letterman

Wow.  I didn't see this coming.  My old favorite solo singer-songwriter, J. Tillman (also former drummer from Fleet Foxes) is really pushing the PR campaign with his new project, Father…
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Best Albums of 2012: version 1.0

Best Albums of 2012Version 1.0 (January-March)For previous years seeBest of 2011Best (songs) of 2011Best of 2010Best of 2009Best of 2008Best of 2007LPsShearwater - Animal JoyDamien Jurado - MaraqopaDr. Dog -…
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Father John Misty (J. Tillman) video – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

 J. Tillman's (former Fleet Foxes drummer) new solo venture, Father John Misty has put out a video for the first single, Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings, starring your favorite malcontent from…
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J. Tillman (of Fleet Foxes) signs to Sub Pop as Father John Misty

Fear Fun will be out May 1 on Sub PopFor your email address, get a sneak peak with the surprisingly noisy "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings."  You can also listen to the…
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My Vinyl Collection (January 2012 Update)

I started collecting vinyl in January of 2008. Here is what I have amassed.(updated January 2012)AC/DCBack in BlackAmerican FootballAmerican FootballAndrew BirdArmchair ApocryphaBand of HorsesEverything All the TimeInfinite ArmsBattlesGloss DropMirroredThe Beach BoysEndless…
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