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“Saturday Night Lie: How ‘Comedic’ Trump Trolling Encompasses a Complete Materialization of Frank Zappa’s Dystopic View of Politics”

When I first saw the semi-famous quote from Frank Zappa, that “Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex,” [1] [2] [3] I have to admit it was a hefty step ahead of me: I still believed in, if nothing else, at least our leaders’ proclivities for acting as good role models for young […]

“Making (I Think) a Strong Case for Canned Heat’s ‘Going up the Country’ as the Most Plagiarized Song of All Time”

I know what you’re thinking: who in the rat’s toenails is Canned Heat? To Woodstock’s credit, that festival in its original ’69 permutation probably deserves a lot of credit for spreading the gospel on this band, who in my opinion came with a little more substantial, original material than, say, Joe Cocker or Joan Baez, […]

“Dave Matthews Band’s The Central Park Concert is Not Typically Considered One of the Classic Live Albums of All Time… What the Hey?”

For the longest time I had been on this terrible HUMP with the Dave Matthews Band. My first impression, upon hearing “Ants Marching” on the radio in 1995 or so in elementary school, was, This is one crazy Blues Traveler song (maybe better than “Run-Around” and inferior to “Hook”). Then came the gaggle of “What […]

“Rolling Stumped”

Yesterday, a Friday, I found myself with a day off from work and a beautiful day, about 86 degrees, sunny and not too humid. I got a bunch of music listening done in early afternoon and then felt a little burned out on the projects I’d been working on, so it looked like it was […]