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    Re: The Walking Dead

    So, I supervise student teachers for a university in metro Atlanta. I just learned from one of them that Carl is in one of her high school classes. I'm scheduled to do an observation in that class...
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    Re: FITCHELLA 2015! LETS DO THIS THING!

    I'm supposedly doing a half-marathon in three weeks. If you know anything about Atlanta in August, you also know this could be the height of folly.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Grand Budapest Hotel was tops for me until I saw Life Itself last weekend. It's a beautiful tribute to Ebert's life and work, but it's also incredibly harrowing when it focuses on his cancer battle.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    It was actually billed as a Deerhunter set, so the full-band Atlas Sound drought continues.

    In other 2014 news, shoegaze fans will probably want to check out Seven Seas by Lab Partners and...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Full band. If you're curious about the setup, there are a few photos in the Variety Playhouse's Flickr account:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/variety_playhouse/13070210695/in/photostream/
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Yup. It was a co-headlining gig back in March. I don't have the most extensive knowledge of Cox's stuff, but the stuff I think was new sounded really good.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Have you gotten those Bats reissues? They sound really nice.
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    Missed this when you first posted, but the Vortex and Limerick Junction recommendations are solid. The Vortex has a couple locations – the best is in Little Five Points and is right around the...
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    Re: The Default Thread

    My wife and I bought a house in December. It was a pretty easy process, except for the part on our loan application where the bank wanted to know if either of us had ever had sex with Mexican child...
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    Drop Nineteens are so good. One of those kinda sorta quasi-shoegaze bands that proliferated in the early 90s. The Brits got all the press, but there was interesting American stuff in the genre, too.
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    Remember: the current system is not the future system. Duncan has been very honest that a huge part of Race to the Top and CCSS is teacher evaluation. The CCSS-aligned tests were originally...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    I can write volumes on this. And I will. But I have to read and respond to some student work at the moment, which means I'll circle back around to it later today.

    Until then, I think it's worth...
  13. Thread: Hey, Books

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    Re: Hey, Books

    Yeah, Blood Meridian is a novel-length punch in the gut. It's my favorite McCarthy book.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    From April 10:



    There were no takers on this opening conversational gambit.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Courting Strong, the debut by Martha, is pretty swell. It reminds me a lot of the super-catchy, kinda ramshackle stuff that was coming out of the U.K. in the mid-90s. Think Ash, Urusei Yatsura, or...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Where were we talking about albums that have appreciated in value since we bought them? I was entering some stuff in Discogs yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see that my copy of Regina...
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    Re: Indie music is dying

    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.
  18. Re: Jack White Says The Black Keys Are 'Watered Down Ripoffs' Of The White Stripes

    This is all true. It's also predictable that White manages to ignore Jon Spencer's entire (and entirely superior) late 80's/early 90's discography.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I've never been a huge Jude Law fan (loved him in Gattaca and Closer, but not much else, and both of those are a long time ago), but he's a fucking force of nature in Dom Hemingway. The film starts...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Some crate digging yesterday.

    LP:
    Devo Freedom of Choice
    Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding
    Gorillaz Plastic Beach
    Paul McCartney Ram
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Anyone waiting around to see if the Slowdive reunion results in new music should check out Hierarchy by Lightfoils. I'm not sure it adds anything new to the shoegaze genre, but when the tunes are...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Pretty sure Guardians of the Galaxy is going to break that streak.
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    Re: Local Music in Your Area

    Gold-Bears is my favorite Atlanta band. They're signed to Slumberland and they released their debut album, Are You Falling in Love?, in 2011. Their new one, Dalliance, is due out in June. Sporting...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Indeedy. I know Gira has distanced himself from it, but I love it – and not just because it was my introduction to the band.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    LP:

    Cheatahs – Extended Plays
    Lanterns on the Lake – Until the Colours Run
    Swans – The Burning World
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    Re: Beer. Not shit beer. Good beer.

    We've got a pretty good local brewery about twenty minutes north of Atlanta. Today was their second birthday, and they were doing "tours" (to work around bullshit GA laws that prohibit breweries...
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    Yeah, my favorite episode of Married with Children is the one where the Bundys went to Mexico and Al fucked a bunch of underage prostitutes and then Peg was like, "Aaaaaaaaallll" and Al was like,...
  28. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Yo la Tengo as Bobby Knight Ranger was brilliant.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    Ack! You don't know ESG? Their comp A South Bronx Story is a must-have.
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    From the A.V. Club:

    "Why are the Game Of Thrones showrunners rewriting the books into misogyny?"

    http://www.avclub.com/article/rape-thrones-203499
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    I'll keep an eye out here. Criminal in Atlanta had a bunch of copies, and I may be down there again toward the end of the week. Stupidly forgot to pick up that live Pogues/Strummer album.

    Here's...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Respectfully disagree. An excerpt from my review on Letterboxd:

    "What transpires is delicate and nuanced. Larson and Gallagher, Jr. are terrific, walking that line between caretaker and warden,...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Homestead – $15.

    Now to add some Chills to the collection.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Some Discogs purchases:

    Electronic – S/T
    Pale Saints – In Ribbons
    The Verlaines – Bird-Dog
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    Re: THE Replacements.

    Totally weird setlist. I'll be interested to see how (or if) it differs when they're here in Atlanta in a month for Shaky Knees. It'll also be interesting to see how the crowd compares. Their only...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    The new Protomartyr album is a pretty swell post-punk companion to Eagulls: less shouty and abrasive, but with a quieter tension that has more in common with Magazine or Young Marble Giants.

    And...
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Set times are up.

    http://shakykneesfestival.com/timeline/
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    It would take a lot of convincing to get me to believe there was a better comedy in the 1990s than Flirting with Disaster. Groundhog Day, maybe? Election?
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    A little crate-digging yesterday at the local used vinyl store. Some good finds.

    LP:
    The Alarm – Strength
    The Chameleons – Strange Times
    Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
    Let's Active...
  40. Thread: Confessions

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    Re: Confessions

    Figures.
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Soooooo, the Reds will be starting the season without their closer.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRnAXr_CLYk
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    I really like it. It's definitely stuck with me more than the last album, but I seem to remember people a couple pages ago saying they thought it was underwhelming.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    I sold all my CD's (several thousand of them) about ten years ago. I've got all my music (CD's, vinyl, and downloads from various sources) stored on an external hard drive, as well as a series of...
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    Scott Walker.

    I kid.
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    Re: The Default Thread

    In Georgia all our roads are named after famous racists.
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    Re: The Default Thread

    Huh. I got Fremont/Stockton/Modesto. This, despite living in Ohio until I was 22 and Santa Barbara from 22-36. At least my five years in Georgia haven't scarred me (yet).
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    I mentioned it a page or two ago (and it's currently ensconced toward the top of my year's-best list in that other thread), but fans of Cloud Nothings would do well to check out the debut by Eagulls....
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Nice. Tiny Mix Tapes says the albums is "the point where GBV, Wire, and the Tall Dwarfs finally converge." Sold!
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Giving a first listen to Elbow's new one. It's typically gorgeous, and I really like how they're continuing to play around with their experimental side. A lot of the songs cross the 5-minute mark...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    LP:

    Beck – Morning Phase
    Eagulls – S/T
    Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See
    Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness
    Yellow Ostrich – Cosmos
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