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  1. Thread: Confessions

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    Re: Confessions

    Also, ducks! Congrats again!
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Oh yeah, this is worth mentioning, too. 2012 was the last year I was at Coachella, so maybe it's made huge strides in the water stations, but all I remember were abysmally long lines for tepid...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Thanks! It's always interesting to see what this little hole-in-the-wall place near me can get its hands on. The Minutemen album comes with a ballot where – if it were 1985 – I could vote for the...
  4. Re: words people use that make you realize they are a douchebag

    Dropping the "the" was one of the hardest transitions to make moving from California to Georgia. That, and learning to be racist.



    As far as I know, the entire Midwest and East Coast.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    LP:

    Minutemen – 3-Way Tie (For Last) (original SST pressing)
    Lou Reed – Berlin
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Having had the benefit of going to Shaky Knees the two previous years (my wife and I only live 30 minutes away), it's really cool to see how it continues to evolve. Clearly influenced by Coachella's...
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    I just refer to my students by number. Of course, the men are all primes.
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    I'll be at Ride on Friday and Spiritualized on Saturday. And then here the rest of the weekend:

    Friday:
    12:30: Surfer Blood
    2:30: John Grant
    3:15: Wavves
    4:15: Mac DeMarco
    5:15: Kaiser...
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Wristbands shipping now. Also an announcement that surprises would be coming in the next couple weeks, with the first one being that Social Distortion's Saturday set will include them playing the...
  10. Re: Commentary on the Dynamic Top Albums of 2015 thread

    Glad you like it! It's definitely not doing anything particularly new, but if we're not going to hold that against the Colleen Green album (which I like a lot), I figure it applies to this one, too....
  11. Thread: Hey, Books

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    Re: Hey, Books

    Jennifer Egan's Look at Me is so goddamn good I don't know whether to be exhilarated or depressed. I'm halfway through, and I can't read it quickly enough.
  12. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    I finally started watching The Americans. I'm enjoying it so far, but I have to admit the biggest question I had after watching the first episode was, "Were people really sticking fingers in asses...
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    Sticky: Re: Dynamic Top Albums of 2015

    1. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
    2. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
    3. Swervedriver – I Wasn't Born to Lose You
    4. Radical Dads – Universal Coolers
    5....
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    The Masquerade is kind of an interesting place: a converted mill that has three performance areas. Heaven is the larger upstairs one; Hell and Purgatory are downstairs and tiny(ish). It would be...
  15. Thread: Hey, Books

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    Re: Hey, Books

    Good to know I still have cred after our recent disagreement about The Martian.

    Mystery fans who don't know Ian Rankin should start his Inspector Rebus series immediately. I've worked my way...
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Thrilled (and not a little surprised) that Ride is doing a full show, especially at Terminal West, which is a 600-seat venue.
  17. Thread: Hey, Books

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    Re: Hey, Books

    Goon Squad, no question.
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Best lineup of the U.S. festival season further solidified.
  19. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Agreed on all points, but the phrase "after a week and a half" is the most important thing to remember about all of it. The Nightly Show is still in early days, and it's got some very big shoes to...
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Attendance last year was roughly 18,000 each day. My guess is it'll increase this year, but the venue's changing for the third time in three years. It'll be at a good-sized public park this year,...
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    I could be wrong it's been known to happen but I don't think either previous year sold out.
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Yeah, I'll be there for sure. This lineup actually does more for me than Coachella or Bonnaroo, for less money and with a better crowd. Also, sleeping in my own bed at night.
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    I've been the last two years, and I'm cautiously optimistic. The development in the lineup from Year 1 to Year 2 was promising, and the organizers seem to have Coachella-like designs on building...
  24. Thread: ATP: Iceland

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    Re: ATP: Iceland

    I'll actually be there during the fest, but on the other side of the country.
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    Re: Hey, Comic Books

    This is exactly the kind of stuff I need to know. Thanks!
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    Re: Hey, Comic Books

    A request for those in the know:

    I read a lot of comics in the early/mid-1980s (roughly '83-'88) and again briefly in the mid-90s. My go-to titles were all the X-Men-related ones (Uncanny X-Men,...
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    Re: What a shit show

    It was totally dull, what with the all high-quality acts and general lack of assholes. Not nearly as good as it is now.
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    Re: Pros and cons of your city

    Atlanta

    Pros:
    1) Doesn't feel like the South My perception of the Deep South was largely influenced by childhood exposure to Deliverance andThe Dukes of Hazzard, so I didn't really know what to...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    My wife and I booked a July trip to Iceland a couple months ago. We used Orbitz and got what seems to be a decent fare, especially compared to other European destinations in the summer months. We...
  30. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    As titles go, that's not wholly inaccurate.
  31. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    Years ago. I don't know why or from whom. I don't even know what it means. I feel so unfulfilled.
  32. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    I'm asthmatic, but I promise I won't be hurt if you tell me to OD on my inhaler because that just means I'll be breathing like a fucking champ.
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    Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    I'm surprised at how much I dislike Sun Kil Moon when I consider how much I love Red House Painters.
  34. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Is anyone else watching The Affair? I really like it and wasn't at all expecting the Rashomon structure. They're doing a nice job of parceling out just enough info about the death at the center of...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Combo Discogs order and trip to Wuxtry in Athens, GA.

    LP:
    The Boo Radleys – Wake Up!
    A House – I Am the Greatest
    The House of Love – A Spy in the House of Love
    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion...
  36. Re: Blackswan's thread about secret stuff we pretend doesnt exist & shouldn't talk ab

    I have no interest in actually listening to that Dawnbringer album, but its cover is one of the greatest things I've ever seen.
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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...
  49. 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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