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Fictional Friction

I’m afraid this might turn in to a bit of a rant, because the spur to my writing is annoyance. So, apologies in advance.  The specific trigger is that initially joyful news that Ned Beauman, author of Boxer, Beetle, my favorite book of 2011, has a new book coming out in July, entitled The Teleportation …

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Recommendations for June 24, 2012

I missed doing these last week, and almost missed it again this week. Part of the problem (if you want to call this a problem) is that I have been spending less time wandering around on the internet, so I am coming across fewer things. So, really, this is probably stuff from the last couple …

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Recommendations for June 11, 2012

Once again, I am a bit late with these. Busy weekend. Mixtape: “Instrumental Mixtape 2” by Clams Casino  http://www.xlr8r.com/news/2012/06/clams-casino-drops-second-mixtap Clams Casino is a hip hop producer who has made beats for Lil B, A$AP Rocky (whose name, by the way, makes me feel like I am getting dumber just typing it), the Weeknd,, and lots …

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Recommendations for June 3, 2012

My apologies to the very few people who read these for missing last week. Here’s some new stuff: Video: “Belispeak” by Purity Ring http://pitchfork.com/news/46689-video-julia-holter-our-sorrows/“> This is kind of a record I’m not yet sure what to think of. Its sound is hard to describe, built on looped vocals that build simple, chanted lyrics into dense …

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