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Internet Killed the Radio Star

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Posted from: South Carolina

One night, many moons ago, I stood in one of L.A.’s then-wierdest, now-defunct clubs waiting for the next band to be just as bad as the last one. It wasn’t. They were awesome. They were so awesome that I immediately spent the rest of my money on merch, fell madly in love with the bass player, and swore to defend their honor in the face of all foes, using the power of Greyskull as my weapon. It was more than a matter of a cute boy wearing hornrims. It was a magical teenage moment bursting with the warm, fuzzy indie softness of knowing, just knowing, that we were going to be able to say “we saw them before they got big”. The band broke up 2 months later. (more…)

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Damn You, Amazon dot Com

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Posted from: Beijing

As I clicked on the “Place Your Order” button, having once again spent more money than I make in a week on Amazon, I realized I didn’t care. Because I am getting books. Deliciously bad books, the reviews say. If I end up destitute, selling potatoes roasted in a rusty barrel, it will not matter, because I will be the most obnoxiously well-read roasted potato(e) vendor in Beijing, and all anyone wants out of life anyway is a little originality. (more…)

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