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Discs From The Desk

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Barbacoa – Italian Medallion I originally grabbed the Italian Medallion disc because of the intriguing cover art. The sun-burst color scheme and kitschy fonts suggested some kind of throw back sound – something psychedelic or at least something that would rock hard – while the back sleeve has a Stephen Malkmus looking dude holding a […]

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Remember Whensday- Kirk Hammett Joins Metallica

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On this day in musical history, in 1983, thrash metal band Metallica invited a replacement for Dave Mustaine. The LA-based band had originally chosen Dave Mustaine as their lead guitarist, based on of how impressive his gear was according to some. They had recorded an album’s worth of demos, but the rest of the band […]

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Remember Whensday- Aretha Franklin

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Written by Julia Antonson Today is the day that the original queen of pop, Aretha Franklin, is born. Happy 73 years on Earth and I hope you do not get out of breathe blowing out all of those candles! Wait, never mind, you must have accumulated some strong lungs belting out all of those notes […]

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Discs From The Desk

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SPC ECO – The Art of Pop The album artwork is what made me grab the SPC ECO album that was sitting on our desk. The minimalist circles and rainbow hues are extremely visually appealing, but it wasn’t until I got home and opened it did I notice that it was the lead singer’s face, […]

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Remember Whensday – Seven Swans

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When I think of Sufjan Stevens, I don’t think of the 50 States Project that wasn’t, but the amazing albums we got out of it. Michigan and Illinois are two of the most complexly beautiful albums I have in my collection. We keep them in a high, protected corner of our CD library at home. […]

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Remember Whensday – Alanis Morissette and Jagged Little Pill

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If there’s anyone out there that’s backing the 90’s grunge revival that’s happening right now, it’s me. I wear black chokers and mother an ever-growing collection of beanies, maybe because I was too young and innocent to fully appreciate it when it was actually happening. Nevertheless, I am so relieved that it’s taking a second […]

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