Monthly Archives: March 2013

Talkin’ Music: Bookish Bands

For a bookwormy musiclover, discovering that your favorite band has a song about your favorite poet is like finding a surprise $20 bill in the pocket of your jeans. (Small print: analogy not valid if involves passing out in a … Continue reading

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Weird Word of the Week

NCAAgony: (n) The pain of making a foolhardy decision while filling out your NCAA tournament bracket and being forced to endure an entire month of humiliation and familial ridicule  Example sentence:  “Picking New Mexico in the Final 4 because you … Continue reading

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Weird Word of the Week

Karaokekiller: (n) someone who butchers karaoke songs Example sentence: Secret Service Man #1: Wait, this is supposed to be a Patsy Cline song? I thought she was singing Gnarls Barkley! Secret Service Man #2: Affirmative. She’s a karaokekiller  

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Talkin’ Music: Jr. Gong

Admitting that you listen to one of Bob Marley’s kids is like admitting that you think Jenna Bush is talented. Oh sure, you can say that you like her Texas accent or that you think she’s sweet on The Today … Continue reading

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Weird Word of the Week

Magpiethinker: (n) An artist who creatively borrows from other artists Example sentence: “Why yes, 80% of the name ‘Cashel Boyle O’Connor Fitzmaurice Drinkaqua’ is pinched directly from Ulysses; I’m a magpiethinker.” I first encountered the word magpiethinker when my adviser at the … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Music: Non-traditional St. Patrick’s Day Songs

America’s favorite alcoholiday is a great time to celebrate Irish music. Unfortunately, it’s also a great time for some random drunk to sling his arm over your shoulder and shanghai you into a slobbery, swaying sluralong to some godawful U2 song. And … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Music: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave is a strange kangaroo. While I’ve never considered myself a HUGE fan, I always check out his new albums. I enjoy listening to Nick Cave songs for two reasons: 1. His odd sex appeal. He’s a rather ugly … Continue reading

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