City Slang: For the benefit of Scott Morgan

June 1, 2012
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City Slang: For the benefit of Scott Morgan

There will be a benefit for Rationals man Scott Morgan on Wednesday, June 20 at the Necto in Ann Arbor. The event, dubbed R.E.S.P.E.C.T., will kick off at 8 p.m., and there will be a required minimum donation of $10 on the door. On the bill are the Vibratons, George Bedard & the Kingpins,...
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The Sights Tour Diary No. 11: Skip’s Sasquatch Heroics, Baranek’s ‘Goodfellas’ Vision and Outsider Musings. Also, Feist Girls, John C. Reilly Country and Jack Black Sweetness

June 1, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary No. 11: Skip’s Sasquatch Heroics, Baranek’s ‘Goodfellas’ Vision and Outsider Musings. Also, Feist Girls, John C. Reilly Country and Jack Black Sweetness

There’s a scene in Goodfellas that comes close to what I saw Memorial Day morning. I have tremendous respect for drummer Skip because after Portland he drove us all through the night (and the mountains) to the huge, 4-day outdoor fest that’s lovingly christened Sasquatch. It’s a vast open space called Gorge Amphitheater or...
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Headline envy: ‘The GOP Sees Dead People’

June 1, 2012
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A couple weeks ago, Curt Guyette‘s News Hits column took aim at the widely discussed and totally bogus crisis of voter fraud — and the less-discussed but all too real crisis of looming voter suppression. “Mess of suppression: Why voter ID laws are solutions to a problem that doesn’t exist” was our headline.” Today...
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Hairshirt Still Fits (ReunionS) – 6.23.12

May 31, 2012
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Hairshirt Still Fits (ReunionS) – 6.23.12

I hold in my hands a SPIN magazine from 1996 (donated to the Ferndale Library recently) … In all its edgy ’90s glory, its cover touts: “The World’s Most Dangerous Band” (…that being: Rage Against The Machine) and Inside: “The Electronica Revolution” It’s surreal (maybe even upsetting on a small-ish if-barely contemplative level), to...
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City Slang: Jack White Ain’t No Sexist

May 31, 2012
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City Slang: Jack White Ain’t No Sexist

A piece published on Slate.com by Lauren O’Neal defends Jack White from allegations made by Jessica Misener in the Atlantic that White’s lyrics on Blunderbuss suggest that he doesn’t like women that he can’t control. O’Neal even goes as far as to suggest that White is a feminist, saying that “ultimately, who cares if...
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The Sights Tour Diary No. 10: Bed Bugs, Band-Aids and Badminton; Plus, Getting Recognized Outside Truck Stop Urinals

May 30, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary No. 10: Bed Bugs, Band-Aids and Badminton; Plus, Getting Recognized Outside Truck Stop Urinals

See My Friends As I type this, Kyle‘s asleep a few feet away in a bed. We were bed buddies for the evening, and I must say, he is a good one (since he is the next smallest guy in the van besides me). Having a small bed buddy is important, ‘cos you don’t...
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