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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Best lineup of the U.S. festival season further solidified.
  2. 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...
  7. 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...
  13. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    As titles go, that's not wholly inaccurate.
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    Years ago. I don't know why or from whom. I don't even know what it means. I feel so unfulfilled.
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    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.
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    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...
  19. 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...
  32. 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.
  37. 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,...
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    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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