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Missed opportunity: Come on Pixies, you know we love you!

You may have heard that the Pixies are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Surfer Rosa with a big box set. Three CD and Three LP editions out on September 28th, 2018 with new artwork reimagined by original designer Vaughan Oliver and the bonus disc, Live From The Fallout Shelter – one of the earliest recordings … Continue reading Missed opportunity: Come on Pixies, you know we love you!

The Importance of Artifact

The reports of the existence of the “last” Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon, is treated as though here is something that is completely quaint and old-timey: “Yes, son, way back when we used to go to a store and rent movies on discs. And sometimes we actually bought them!” And on the subject of buying … Continue reading The Importance of Artifact

When KISS rocked Cadillac, Michigan

Every single thing about this article from FOTO magazine is amazing: “When KISS Rocked Cadillac – KISS was on the cusp of superstardom when a small, conservative town in northern Michigan invited the band to visit. The rest is rock history.” It sounds like a Hollywood screenwriter’s fantasy: a small-town high-school football team turns around … Continue reading When KISS rocked Cadillac, Michigan

Return of the Village Green Preservation Society

As I am someone who has long enjoyed the music of the Kinks and the Doors, you might think that I would be over the proverbial moon with the recent announcements—one iffier than the other—that (1) the Kinks are reuniting and (2) there is a 50th anniversary version of Waiting for the Sun coming out … Continue reading Return of the Village Green Preservation Society

Sail On, Sailor

According to Cruise Market Watch, “Worldwide, the ocean cruise industry has an annual passenger compound annual growth rate of 6.63% from 1990 – 2020,” and for 2018, they’re estimating that some 26-million lucky people will be living the buffet life on the high seas. And they’ve calculated that “Only 53% of the target North American … Continue reading Sail On, Sailor

Rose City ‘Til I Die

By the time this publishes I should be barreling down the road in a van packed with my wife, my son, three dogs, a cat and two of my most cherished guitars. We’ll be heading east, away from a city we love more than we could have even imagined when we moved here almost ten … Continue reading Rose City ‘Til I Die

Listen: JTL FM – This Summer

Spotify: JTL FM: This Summer Look, those white linen dungarees you bought in a frustrated, which way is up moment back in the deepest, darkest depths of winter are not going to wear themselves. The breeze won’t catch the light tick of their fabric, and you’ll never savor the aroma of Impossible Burgers grilling as … Continue reading Listen: JTL FM – This Summer

Iowa Jam: The Grateful Dead at the UNI-Dome 2/5/1978

The word is it was a cold night with a biting wind that brought the real world temperature to around 20 below. The sky was overcast on that Sunday evening in Cedar Falls, Iowa and there was a chance of snow. It was a fairly common winter evening for this college town of about 50,000 … Continue reading Iowa Jam: The Grateful Dead at the UNI-Dome 2/5/1978

Sounds Like. . . ?

Apparently there is a museum in France dedicated to the works of a late 19th- early 20th century painter, Étienne Terrus. The museum, located in Elne, France, in the Pyrénées, is full of paintings by Terrus. Or at least many of the 140 paintings are by the artist. And even more of them are, as … Continue reading Sounds Like. . . ?

Listen: JTL FM ii

Spotify: JTL FM ii I don’t want nobody hurt, but I made an exception with him. –Cherry Glazerr Making a mess is easy when you think you know it all. –Jessica Lea Mayfield The color of your mind, you feel it coming right through you. –Beach House When you talk to my face you speak … Continue reading Listen: JTL FM ii