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Pine Pellet Cat Liter: No iron lung required.

No matter how much you may love your cat, cleaning a litter box is a special kind of torment. The smell of cat litter and all the dust it creates (so-called low dust or not) is enough to cause a gag reflex, even if your litter box isn’t already filled with a month’s worth of […]

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Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs

Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs

Brendan Mullen with Don Bolles and Adam Parfrey Publisher: Feral House Copyright: April 15, 2002 Paperback: 312 pages Lexicon Devil is another book in the now crowded oral history genre of books chronicling music. Published in 2002, (7 years befpre Brendan Mullen’s death) the project combines and builds on two separate attempts to chronicle the […]

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Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division by Peter Hook

Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division by Peter Hook.

386 pages, perfectbound IT / Harper Collins I came into this book being predisposed to dislike Peter Hook, or “Hooky” as he is known, based solely on the portrayal of him in the movie Control, notably the scene where he’s dissecting the Buzzcocks name. He addresses that very same scene in his book, annoyed that […]

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Wire: Change Becomes Us

Wire: Change Becomes Us

Change Becomes Us sounds unmistakably like Wire. It also sounds like it could have came out in the early 80′s in terms of Wire’s catalog, not the general 80′s soundscape. Wire is famous for re-contextualizing and rerecording their catalog and performances, which they continue to do here. Colin Newman revealed the tracks all have their […]

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Sound City Movie

Sound City: Real to Reel

Directed by Dave Grohl. What do Bad Religion, Barry Manilow, Cheap Trick, Johnny Cash, Nirvana, Josh Groban, Tears for Fears, Rancid, Ratt, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Santana, Foreigner, Nine Inch Nails and REO Springfield have in common? They all recorded albums at Sound City Studios. Those are just a few of the big names that rolled through the studio, an d the list is pretty long. Sound City, the movie is Dave Grohl’s documentary/slash tribute to the studio where Nevermind was recorded, a studio that he says changed his life.

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Italia Couch from Dania

This fucking Italia couch I bought from Dania

I bought this Italasofa brand couch from Dania. It has a microfiber cover and a pullout sleeper bed. I have kids and now the surface looks like a seal that was rescued from an oil slick. Less than a year into it, the part that sticks under the top cushion started to fray. A couple […]

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We Got Power

We Got Power: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980’s Southern California

Author: David Markey and Jordan Schwartz Publisher: Bazillion Points Books Copyright: 2012 288 pages, hardcover Why am I even writing another review? I thought my ego was checked enough that I didn’t need my name associated with yet another cool artifact like this book. And I don’t really care to inform anyone of the book […]

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Do it best electrical pliers and friction tape

I’ve been trying to head to my near-neighborhood small, independent hardware store as much as possible insteadof heading to one of the two big national chains nearby. The limited hours can be a little inconvenient, and the selection can be a little meager, but it’s not too bad. Of course if I go to Lowes […]

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Pure Fun Zine #10: 22 Year Anniversary

This is one I can really relate to. This history of Skate and Annoy is littered with the carcasses of missed self-imposed deadlines and delays due to “wanting to get things right.” Issue #10 of Pure Fun is the 22 Year Anniversary blow out. It’s almost 120 pages thick, printed on a nice almost semi […]

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Toy Machine Billy Marks Fiber Prime deck

Toy Machine: Fiber Prime Billy Marks deck

Toy Machine Fiber Prime deck, 8.0” X 31” The fiber in this Fiber Prime deck isn’t made of wheat or bran like the breakfast cereals of the vegan Toy Machine guys but rather some man-made high-density thermal poly ply. The deck has 6 plies of wood and one of the special fiber material. The feel […]

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