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    Another round for my dark companion The view from here is crowded now, I raise my glass My doppelgänger Smiles at me From across the room The great social issues mean less than nothing to the national pests On my TV screen I will wear only black and white and hide in the alleys […]

In memoriam of Peter Principle, I present to you the lyrics mysteriously omitted from the liner notes of Tuxedomoon’s exceptional postpunk album, Desire. Was the following verse, repeated twice in the song “Jinx”, considered dangerously existential sufficient to trigger censorship? Or was it merely a transcription error? Occam’s Razor says the latter, but the truth […]

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Keith Moon was infamously uncontrollable in more ways than one. Apparently it was humanly impossible for him to simply play a consistent beat without adding fills and triplets throughout. His playing style was idiosyncratic and bombastic, but he had innate ability, so I guess if you’ve got it, flaunt it. And Keith, in the immortal […]

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This year, we in Portland were cheated out of spring. The weather oscillated between winter and summer several times. Now, following the solstice, it’s settled into the normal pattern of unrelenting sunshine with occasional 100-degree heat. Luckily for me, the KPSU studio is in the sub-basement of the Student Union. The air conditioning is so […]

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The music of Magma is evocative of an extraterrestrial collective intelligence’s algorithm for summoning the ghost of John Coltrane. J Church, a band named for a beloved light rail line, lamented the turnover of endless cycles of urban and cultural decay, appropriation, exploitation, and inevitable gentrified banality. The historical context was the post Dot Bomb 1.0 era, […]


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