Review: ‘Fear And Loathing At Rolling Stone’

Hunter S. Thompson broke all the rules of journalism. In fact, many colleges that teach journalism warn students that they should never try to emulate Thompson’s style, which is good for both the student and journalism. Because there will only be one Hunter S. Thompson in this world. “Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone” is…
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Holiday Music Humbug

Every year, a sudden noise will rush a pang of anger up my spine and give me dizzy spells. That sound is always the awful sounds of Christmas music being piped out of some speaker. Having worked in a mall in my teenage years, every December was a painful experience. Everything from hostile shoppers screaming…
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Bands That Don’t Matter, Part One: KISS

KISS is a band that I never truly understood the fanfare for. Sure, they put on a good stage show, but their music is just awful. I’ve tried to listen to their albums, but the music and their image never really matched. When you look at the classic KISS lineup, with the ghoulish painted faces,…
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Music Appreciation

As I teenager, I dreamed of being a musician. I played guitar for hours everyday, learned how to play bass, some drums and some piano. I would record my music on an old 4-track recorder and entertain myself with my music. So when I decided on what I was going to do with my future,…
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Lou Reed And Metallica?

Imagine a crazy, mixed up world where ex-Velvet Underground frontman and punk rock pioneer Lou Reed makes an album with thrash metal pioneers Metallica. Well, this is not a hypothetical world I’m describing, it’s really happening. I, like many, were absolutely baffled when the news of this collaboration was announced. The album, titled “Lulu” will…
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