Album Reviews, L.A. Record

BEACH BOYS – THE SMILE SESSIONS BOX SET

Here’s another blast from the past… this review appeared in L.A. RECORD in 2011. Here it is, again, a little cleaned up for a summer camp class I’m going to be helping out with.

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Album Reviews, Hip Hop, L.A. Record

Dâm-Funk and Snoopzilla – 7 Days of Funk

Did you know that sometimes I teach kids how to write about music? It’s true. And the below is a very CLEAN version of a review that originally appeared in L.A. RECORD a few months back. Hope the kids like it!

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Album Reviews, Hip Hop, L.A. Record

some more reviews are up on L.A. RECORD….

Check out my reviews of the Groms and Dum Dum Girls and the Snoop Dog/Dâm-Funk collaboration known as 7 Days of Funk.

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Album Reviews, Bands, L.A. Record

my Mountain Cult review needs an explanation…

… guys (and I’m talking to you, Mountain Cult), when I say the word “retarded,” I mean it with the utmost praise. I love it.

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Album Reviews, Bands, L.A. Record, Mika Miko, Songwriters

more album reviews up at L.A. RECORD

Michelle Suarez of C.R.A.S.H. once complimented me on my review of Mika Miko’s album when she was still in that band, saying something to the effect of “This is the one I’m going to show my grandkids!”

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Album Reviews, Art, Comedy, L.A. Record, Los Angeles, Performers, Personal Shit, Poems, Poetry, Punk, Shows, Songwriters

A Rrose Is a Rrose – A Feather Boa of Words for the Drab Throat of L.A.

A Rrose Is a Rrose has everything, from poetry to confessional autobiography to music criticism to a marvelous idea for a new video game.

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Album Reviews, Articles, L.A. Record

Review of White Fence: Family Perfume, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Tim Presley puts out SOOOO much work! By the time I’m finished spinning one album, he’s recorded three more! For the most recent issue of L.A. RECORD, I put out an essay piece on Family Perfume, Vol.1 and Vol. 2. … these revelations, like his poetry, are buried knee-deep under his beloved layers of sonic […]

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