Monthly Archives: October 2017

Worst Songs Ever: OMD’s “If You Leave”

c Like a good single, a terrible one reveals itself after airplay and forbearance. I don’t want to hate songs; to do so would shake ever-sensitive follicles, and styling gel is expensive. I promise my readers that my list will … Continue reading

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‘In an ideal world, the United States would not be systematically soft on white-collar crime’

Watching the 6:30 FOX News segment led by stolid Brett Baier last night was like stepping into a leprosy ward after an afternoon of sunshine, a suspicion shared by several anonymous FOX employees today, as it happens. Hours ago, Robert … Continue reading

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Worst Song Ever: Deep Blue Something’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Deep Blue Something’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” PEAK CHART POSITION: #5 in January 1996. Achieving peak innocuousness takes talent. Convincing an audience that nothing is at stake can at worst get them to tune out or, at very worst, such as … Continue reading

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Singles 10/27

After a desultory performance at Pitchfork a couple years ago touring behind the anniversary of Last Splash or something, the Breeder return with the sort of comeback single meant to reassure – they can rock, it’s fun, and so on. Shania … Continue reading

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Worst Songs Ever: Katy Perry’s “Ur So Gay”

Like a good single, a terrible one reveals itself after airplay and forbearance. I don’t want to hate songs; to do so would shake ever-sensitive follicles, and styling gel is expensive. I promise my readers that my list will when … Continue reading

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Worst Songs Ever: KISS’ “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”

Like a good single, a terrible one reveals itself after airplay and forbearance. I don’t want to hate songs; to do so would shake ever-sensitive follicles, and styling gel is expensive. I promise my readers that my list will when … Continue reading

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Worst songs ever: Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians’s “What I Am”

Like a good single, a terrible one reveals itself after airplay and forbearance. I don’t want to hate songs; to do so would shake ever-sensitive follicles, and styling gel is expensive. I promise my readers that my list will when … Continue reading

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Screenings #29

Here’s the crop from the second half of October. After a third viewing of Out of the Past, I awarded it a rare perfect score. Lucky (Lynch, 2017) 5/10 Faces Places (Varda, 2017) 7/10 4 Days in France (Reybaud, 2017) … Continue reading

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Worst songs ever: Drake’s “Hotline Bling”

Like a good single, a terrible one reveals itself with airplay and forbearance. I don’t want to hate songs; to do so would shake ever-sensitive follicles, and styling gel is expensive. I promise my readers that my list will when … Continue reading

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Worst songs ever: Uncle Kracker’s “Follow Me”

Like a good single, a terrible one reveals itself with airplay and forbearance. I don’t want to hate songs; to do so would shake ever-sensitive follicles, and styling gel is expensive. I promise my readers that my list will when … Continue reading

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The GOP’s moral courage

While y’all slept after an afternoon of tweeting about Jeff Flake’s vow to stay in the Senate as long as voters allow until Trumpism is destroyed, the Senate complicated your attempts to file a class action lawsuit against a behemoth … Continue reading

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Worst songs ever: Eagles’ “Lyin’ Eyes”

Like a good single, a terrible one reveals itself with airplay and forbearance. I don’t want to hate songs; to do so would shake ever-sensitive follicles, and styling gel is expensive. I promise my readers that my list will when … Continue reading

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