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  • November 21, 2014

    When last we encountered Nate Hall, he was releasing his first (I think?) solo record, A Great River. This was a couple years ago, though, and things on the USX/Hall front have been relatively quiet for what feels like an uncomfortable amount of time. I’ve often wondered — and still wonder — if another full-length from his band would magically appear in my inbox one day. And […]

  • March 17, 2014

    Remember when I was obsessed with LOST? How long ago was that!? It’s hard to believe the finale aired almost four years ago. It’s even harder to fathom how ten years have passed since the show premiered way back in 2004. I was still in college at the time. Hell, I didn’t even watch the pilot. I don’t think I really heard about the […]

  • April 3, 2013

    Last night at Sunset Beer Co. here in Los Angeles there was a small tasting event/launch party for the new Brewery Ommegang release “Iron Throne,” a blonde ale inspired by the television program Game Of Thrones. And if you thought for one second I wouldn’t be attendanceyou would be dead wrong. Wait. How many negatives are in that sentence? Is that grammatically accurate? […]

  • April 2, 2013

    If you and I are officially Internet friends — and by that I mean we’re connected via Facebook — it’s likely you saw an exciting status update I shared yesterday. No, it wasn’t the April Fools joke I played on my sister where I added an important “Life Event” officially terminating our brother/sister relationship. It was a photograph of the Jerry Solomon entry I […]

  • March 12, 2013

    The thing about John Peel is, the more you click around the Internet, the more you find references to eclectic bands he “championed” during his long, illustrious career as a DJ for BBC Radio 1. Hell, his own Wikipedia page uses variations of the word “champion” four times. Saying that John Peel championed a band is the epitome of hyperbole. It’s like calling something […]

  • February 13, 2013

    A few weeks ago the Delocated blog announced there would NOT be a fourth season of what (in my opinion) is one of the funniest shows on television. There will be a series finale airing on Adult Swim next month, but after thatno more bone zone, no more FRRT, no more brevs, no more bad vodka jokes. Alas, in e-mailing the teaser video for […]

  • December 10, 2012

    Think about all the shitty music you’ve had to listen to, and all the horrible shows you’ve had to see, just because you were trying to support a friend. We’ve all been there. Hell, most of us live in a perpetual state of there-ness. Our creative friends look to us for smiles and nods when they ask if we like a song they […]

  • September 11, 2012

    My boss offered me this DVD, and because I’m a huge music nerd with an insatiable thirst for arcane knowledge (and because I had nothing to do last night) I took it home and watched it. In short, Strange Fruit is a story about the birth and death of the attempted media empire known as Apple Records. What was more commonly known as The […]

  • August 30, 2012

    Ohhhhhhhh folks. Have I got a tale for you. Last night I had a vision. I saw my future. I am supposed to drop everything and surrender my life as a young American male struggling to find his place in the workforce. I am going to hop on a plane to Japan, and I am going to Jiro Ono’s little business in the basement […]

  • August 6, 2012

    Every once in a while a movie leaves a lasting impression. It may be hard to believe, but there is still originality in the film world. A trip to the cinema can really make you stop and think. In the case of Killer Joe, my thoughts mostly returned to one simple statement: “Holy shit, this is the darkest, funniest movie I’ve seen in […]