MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

February 2011

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KOL: “Morning Mr. Magpie”

TweetSounds like a computer generated drum part underneath a lightly muted, upbeat clean guitar riff. An electric guitar riff follows. You’ve got some nerve coming here. You’re so in awe. Give it back. Good morning,…


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KOL: “Bloom”

TweetEnchanting brief opening dubbed over by a synth beat (a la “Eraser”), which is followed closely by some snares playing an almost march-like rhythm. Lyrics begin after about a minute. I won’t attempt to analyze…


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Live blogging Radiohead’s “The King of Limbs”

Tweet12:15 a.m. (or thereabouts) Feb. 19 So, I’ve live-blogged a time or two on this site, most recently, New Year’s Eve 2011, but I’ve never live-blogged the first listen of a new music album. I…




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Gauging black support for Brown at Harpers Ferry

TweetAs I’ve nearly finished reading, “John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights,” one of the most important questions about the raid on Harpers Ferry remains: did…