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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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