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Confrontation

Confrontation

Some of you might be surprised to learn that this isn’t the only publication I write for. Not because you’re impressed, I don’t think, with my studious vigilance where freelancing is concerned, but because some rag other than the Metro Spirit would actually pay me to finger-vomit 700-word ramblings every Tuesday morning. I’m grateful — […]

Requiem

Requiem

Because I’m lazy and kind of an idiot, I thought about churning out another tired post-Academy Awards column this week. And, seeing as how I’m certainly not above sentencing low-hanging fruit to death by katana — to the best of my recollection, one year’s Oscar fallout column dealt exclusively with how much of a f***ing […]

Prince and I Feel the Same Way About the Grammys

Prince and I Feel the Same Way About the Grammys

Watching the Grammy Awards is always an interesting experience for me. I say “interesting” because the truth is that it falls somewhere between “enlightening” and “confounding,” and I’m not certain there’s a single adjective in any language besides Everyday Dog that aptly captures that feeling. See, I don’t listen to a lot of mainstream pop; […]