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Tina Fey vs. Taylor Swift: An Adventure in Overanalysis and Not Being Able to Take a Joke

Vulture, New York Magazine’s “pop culture” blog, had an item earlier today about Taylor Swift hitting out at Tina Fey over remarks the comedienne made about her in January, while hosting the Golden Globes. At one point, Fey turned to Swift and said “Stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.” The line got big laughs, likely [...]

Favorite Music of 2012

2012 was probably less of an interesting year for music, at least album-wise, than 2011 was, but still a handful of excellent tracks.  Here are my favorites, presented without comment and in no particular order. Grimes – “Oblivion” I know I said no particular order, but “Oblivion” is my number 1 for the year.

Favorite Music of 2011

The end of the year means reflection.  In that spirit, here is some of my favorite music of the year, presented in no particular order.  I would provide Youtube links but I’m lazy.  Most of this stuff should also be available on spotify (if you’re not using spotify, you’re crazy).

All I Want For Christmas Is For You To Stop Fucking With Perfection

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” is, without question, the greatest articulation of the (secular) spirit of Christmas ever recorded.  The lyrics center on the singer’s love for another, a love so strong that the presence of her beloved is more important to her celebration of Christmas than presents, Santa or any of the [...]

Grading Pitchfork’s Top 10 Tracks of 2011

Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of 2011: #10-#1 Pitchfork Media, arguably the most significant of mainstream indie tastemakers, are out again with their annual top 100 tracks of the year.  I must not subscribe to the same podcasts as Pitchfork (read: I don’t subscribe to any podcasts), because I have heard maybe 30% of these tracks.  [...]

Finally. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

M83‘s new album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, was released today – the group’s first album since 2008′s Saturdays = Youth.  I obviously haven’t spent a lot of time listening to it yet, but on first listen it feels like the best parts of Saturdays = Youth and Before the Dawn Heals Us with a lot [...]

Turntable.fm

I’m a little late to the game on this one, but I’ve recently been introduced to turntable.fm, which is basically like crowd-sourced live radio where the conceit is that actual users pretend (is it even pretending?) to be DJs, selecting tracks from turntable.fm’s massive online library.  Want to play something not in the library?  Just [...]