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Deep Cuts: Songs For Obsessions
Obsessions fuel–well, pretty much everything. Religious ecstasy is a sort of obsession, as is romantic love (or at least infatuation). You’ll never meet a professional athlete who wasn’t obsessed with his or […]
Deep Cuts: Songs For A Riot
I like to think everyone who lived in L.A. in ’92 was changed by the riots.
On Diffuser: 20 Years Ago: Sonic Youth Return to Their Experimental Roots with ‘Washing Machine’
Sonic Youth may be the most unlikely band to ever have a top 40 album.
Deep Cuts: Songs for Stars
Los Angeles is a great place to be young and starstruck. You might meet a future Oscar winner at your cruddy day job, or get hit on by a faded star at […]
Deep Cuts: Rocket Songs
Okay, so maybe the rockets of my childhood weren’t the kinds that shot monkeys into space. Why the hell were we firing monkeys into space, anyway? I’ll tell you why: because guys […]
Deep Cuts: Ten Covers Done Right
Sure every garage band when I was growing up played “Freebird,” but that doesn’t mean they played it well or brought anything new to the table. That’s what makes a good cover […]