Radiohead Limber

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For $48 or $53 you can pre-order the very opulent ‘Newspaper album’ consisting of 2 clear 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve, a compact disc, many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork, a full-color piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together, and a digital download compatible with all good digital media players

Randy Travis Anti Valentine

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With lines like ‘Since my phone still ain’t ringing I’ll assume It still ain’t you’, sung on such a happy guitar, you would just think it is a humorous old-fashioned country song about uncomplicated things

Musicians In Scientology… Beck, OK… But Chaka Khan? -by Alyson Camus

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The New Yorker has a pretty damaging article about Scientology, ‘The Apostate, Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology’, by Lawrence Wright, which at last, denunciates the weird homophobia obsession and sadistic practices of the famous cult. Paul Haggis is a film director and screenwriter (‘Million Dollar Baby’, ‘Crash’) who went ‘all the way to the top’ in the strict hierarchy of the church, and recently resigned his scientology membership. Any church that pretends to cure your allergies, common cold, to give you heightened powers of intelligence and perception and to diagnose your disease with an E-meter qualifies for plain …

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Oldies But Goldies: Rock NYC Exclusive Interview With Darryl Jenifer Of Bad Brains: “Trust The Great Spirit”

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Just a week ago, Bad Brains were playing at the Sunset Junction Fair, and during the afternoon, a few hours before their performance, I had the chance to interview Darryl Jenifer, the bassist of the band. I ran to my car from the Sunset Junction Fair Bates stage where the band Saint Motel was still playing, and rushed to the Grafton Hotel on Sunset boulevard where the interview would take place. There, I was led by Bad Brains manager Anthony Countey to Darryl’s room. Darryl was lying on his bed, relaxing before the show, and watching with his friend Ben, …

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Oldies But Goldies: A Modern Twist: The Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz And The Tantrum Interview

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After seeing their high-energy show last Thursday at the Hammer Museum, I was really excited and intimidated to have the chance to interview Michael Fitzpatrick, the frontman of Fitz and the Tantrums. I had contacted Mike’s management late last week and they set up a phone interview. The problem with phone interviews is they are a bitch to record so rather than misquote I have paraphrased. We dlipped from English to French and back. I began to ask him about the music style of the band, which is an original mixture of old and new sounds, as I was curious how …

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