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Review: WB:RMX

Cover of "Wb: Rmx"
Cover of WB:RMX

So, we’re stealin’ the idea from the Sparks Project and doing one with probably even more records out there — The Residents!  And this time we’re changing it up a little bit — we’ve got two hardcore Residents fans in me and Rich, but Aila is, at best, a casual fan, who will be hearing about 99% of these records for the first time.  DANGEROUS!  So, enjoy, THE RESIDENTS PROJECT!

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Review: Meet the Residents

So, we’re stealin’ the idea from the Sparks Project and doing one with probably even more records out there — The Residents!  And this time we’re changing it up a little bit — we’ve got two hardcore Residents fans in me and Rich, but Aila is, at best, a casual fan, who will be hearing about 99% of these records for the first time.  DANGEROUS!  So, enjoy, THE RESIDENTS PROJECT!

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It’s Raining Again

The Black-Sea seahorse is a rare sight in the ...

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Here’s yet another hypothetical Mix CD!  Feel free to track these cuts down and burn your own copy!  The theme here is “It’s Raining Again”/Fall-Winter/a “Less Light” mix. Some of the tracks I chose were pretty obvious, and others were more based around the sound; part of the fun is the wide-range of interpretations the theme has, so…

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Book Review: 33 1/3: Trout Mask Replica

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The 33 1/3 series is a selection of short books, each one about an influential record album. The common comparison is that it’s a Criterion Collection for music; it’s not a bad comparison — the only difference between 33 1/3 and Criterion is that these are just the books — you’ve got to provide the CD yourself — though the level of quality is the same.

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Jeff Bridges… I Don’t Need No Jeff Bridges To Put Music To My Poem!

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Here’s another hypothetical mix CD, this one called “Jeff Bridges… I Don’t Need No Jeff Bridges To Put Music To My Poem!” The title’s taken from one of my favorite Tom Goes To The Mayor episodes (though, really, they’re all pretty dang great), and the main idea of this mix is to expose people to bands or songs they might not know otherwise. None of the songs were chosen for ironic value; I tend to find all these songs very listenable, and hope others do as well. The songs worked themselves out into “sides” like an LP, although, length-wise, each “side” here would probably be about 2 sides of a real record, but since this is hypothetical, no one will mind.
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