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Five Songs, 5/15/2022

Palmistry, "In The Mountains..." A mystery here. This is from a release just labeled Demo, and it doesn't appear to be from Bandcamp. It's from 2017 according to the metadata (and Metal Archives), but I don't know where else I would have gotten it other...

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Five Songs, 3/25/2022

H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, "If I Were A Deep One" The arc popularity of Lovecraft's writing has been kind of an interesting one to watch. When I was a kid, Lovecraft was largely unknown outside of only a handful of turbo nerds. Call of...

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Five Songs, 1/15/2022

Feels like this month is dragging for these entries. Usually I can bang these things out without too much trouble (and you can tell the effort I put into them!), but it seems like it's just painful so far this year. Alas. Well, once more...

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Five Songs, 1/1/2022

I never write checks, so this blog is the only thing that I write the wrong year on after the calendar filps over. Marvin Gaye, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" A stone-cold classic. Polyrhythmics, "Cosimo" A lovely EP from 2020, Fondue Party continues a...

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Five Songs, 11/30/2021

Otis Redding, "Try a Little Tenderness" One of Redding's iconic hits, this is actually a much older song, more than thirty years old when he recorded what is by now the definitive version. The very slow build up throughout the song is such a delight,...