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Monday
Mar052012

Double Album Reviews: I'm afraid he's too cool to see you right now

Here we are in the midst of another Monday and I have another round of reviews for you. I've got two today, because after finishing the write up for the new Sidekicks album I felt compelled to do a second album. In addition to the previously scheduled look at Awkward Breeds you also get a quick glance at the equally quick Rock You to Sleep from the hockey mad Hextalls. Also get excited, later in this week I should be writing my first non-review for Up The Pucks alongside the brilliant Brandon Gee. There, that gives you something to look forward too. On to the reviews with you then.

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Friday
Mar022012

EPISODE 75: CUT OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE RICK NASH

 Well, we had to do a Detroit show eventually. Luckily, Wings fan Joe Novak from Keys to the Bus joins us to discuss the Seattle arena pipedream, the trade deadline, and how the Blue Jackets have managed to fall further down the shame spiral. It really is quite the feat. We also discuss the state of the Red Wings and why Joe has a self-imposed ban on himself at Joe Louis Arena. We also play a bunch a great Detroit punk and ska.

This is Joe's record label, Whoa! Records, with releases by P.T. Revenge, The Halifax Notion, & others.

Iggy Pop as Mr. Mecklenberg, he hates canoes

Hockey Headlines:

-TSN's TradeCentre with all the deadline deals

-Nash hysteria, or much ado about nothing: Blue Jackets insight from Ten Minute Misconduct & The Cannon

Featured Franchise: Detroit Red Wings

-from The Hockey Writers, rumors of a new arena

Music Featured This Week:

Search and Destroy by Iggy and The Stooges

If I Can't Smoke or Swear, I'm Fucked by We Are The Union

Harder Harmonies by La Dispute

Ghost on Sunset Strip by The Suicide Machines

Dirt by The Swellers

 

Wednesday
Feb292012

It's An Album Review: I don't want to go to heaven with a headache

Ok, so I've been sidelined with a health problem and then a bad reaction to the medication that I was taking. It was nasty and I really wanted to write a review for the new Menzingers album. So, I made it happen. I'm trying out something new this time since there are no music videos from On The Impossible Past I've got a little soundcloud box with three different tracks from the album. I don't know if I'll do this consistently, or if its a sometimes thing, but I'm sure you'll deal with it one way or another. Life is often all about coping. But now, on to the review of the Menzingers' On The Impossible Past.

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Tuesday
Feb282012

Howson, Nash & the Blue Jackets: Is THIS the bottom?

Well that could have gone better. You're probably aware of what a disaster this season has been for Columbus, it started shortly after Jeff Carter barricaded himself in his house for a couple days before GM Scott Howson & team captain Rick Nash(they were still buddies then) had to travel to Jersey and convince him to come out of hiding...

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Monday
Feb272012

The NHL's Cocktease

Let’s be honest and call today what it really was, it was like a hand job after being promised a wonderful and magical night.  Sure it was nice, but it certainly didn’t match the build up that was coming from her (her in this case being GMs).  Today’s trades were better than nothing, but at the 3pm deadline, I was left wanting more. 

The moves were— nice and safe, but not what we were expecting.  The build up with Rick Nash drama, Dustin Brown vs Mike Richards, Anaheim shopping their entire first line, the rumors about Toronto, I’m sorry but I was expecting mind blowing, bed breaking sex, I mean, big name trades. 

Instead we got this:

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