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Born in the U.S.A. born 25 years ago

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska is one of my favorite albums. I had heard he recorded Born in the U.S.A. for that album, but it didn’t make the cut. The only way that song made sense on Nebraska was its lyrics, and that puzzle stuck around until last month, when I found the Nebraska version of Born […]

Music, Rock, U.S.A. | 3 comments

I remember the first time I trusted a record review.

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

I trusted two, I don’t remember why. I bought Spiritualized’s “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space” and Yo La Tengo’s “I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One,” one from Music Millenium and the other from Everyday Music (both in Portland). Those were significant music decisions to me, and those are great albums. […]

Joe, Music, Portland, Rock | 1 comment

It’s been a while since I fell for a song,

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

And it happened today. Birdmonster’s last track on the album “No Midnight.” It’s called Spaceman, it starts off pop-rocky and ends with this ridiculous hand-clap earnest-acoustic 3-minute outro with lyrics like ‘pretty spacemen all in a row-oh-oh.’

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