Category: Mindless Diversions

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Sunday Morning! “Stoner” by John Williams

The “rediscovered classic” of academic life does what great art is supposed to do: immerse us in the inner life of an individual without romanticizing him, It is ennobling.

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Saturday Morning Gaming: Game Balance

I am always looking for games that create situations where you’re constantly feeling like Buridan’s Donkey, unable to pick between two or three really good options.

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Saturday Spins: Warren Zevon

Have you ever put on an album and it absolutely blew your mind? That is a basically what happened to me when I first heard this week’s Saturday Spin. Last week, I discussed Ryan...

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Saturday Spins: Ryan Adams

Let’s talk a little bit about Ryan Adams’s Gold and why it is a landmark record.

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Saturday Spins: Operation Ivy

Operation Ivy was only a band for 2 years, 1987-1989, and as I have often said before, burned bright, but flared out quickly.

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Saturday Spins: The Clash

I am going to, and this will be somewhat controversial, proclaim that Combat Rock is second only to London Calling in the definitive ranking of albums by the Clash.