Savage Henry

Supper In Uyghurville

I knew Severin Knowles was bad news from the first email, but this didn’t stop me from accepting sight unseen his dubious offer of housing, flight reimbursement and airport pick-up as part of a package employment deal with the English language newspaper he published in Beijing. The last promise made was the first he broke. My plane landed at 8, …

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The Flintstoners

We got a look at the treatment of the new cartoon that rips off the Flinstones by making it “420 friendly.” The changes are mainly in names of characters and other aspects of Bedrock like this: Fred’s last name is subtly changes from Flintsone to Flinstoners Barney’s last name goes from Rubble to Bubbler Bam Bam is now called Bammer …

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Ultimate Painting – Ultimate Painting

Samantha Gilweit, contributor Ultimate Painting’s self-titled, debut album is all meat and no bones. While some of the instrumentation is incredibly successful, with very lush guitars and harmonies, Ultimate Painting is an album that, like a lost orphan, doesn’t understand where it comes from. The album opens with a very Creedence Clearwater-ish “Oh, shit! I’m on an exciting road trip!” …

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Frazey Ford – Indian Ocean

Rosa Green, contributor Something about Frazey Ford’s voice is so sweet and sad. She has a beautiful, tipsy, throaty warble that catches the ear and pulls it in. Her new album, Indian Ocean, feels like warmth on a cold winter’s day. She chose the Hi Rhythm Section (staples of the Memphis soul scene) as her backup, and recorded the album …

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Cotillon – Cotillon

Sam Greenspan, contributor The wheel is most assuredly not reinvented on Cotillon’s self-titled record, but it’s certainly not damaged. Imagine if a slightly lower-fi version of The Thermals’ melodies and vocalization and Jack White’s off-kilter ambitions took a couple hits of opium before performing. The crazy thing is, sometimes it works. Occasionally falling prey to tired sound structure, but shooting …

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Young Ejecta – The Planet

Sam Greenspan, contributor If we lived in a perfect society, it would be the norm for heavily bearded men to shout freely and passionately about music like this. Quiet tremors evolve into great quakes in Brooklyn, NY-based Young Ejecta’s The Planet. The vocals and song construction evolve and transform from haunting to irresistibly danceable at a moment’s notice. I won’t …

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Dinosorcery: Why Dinosaurs Were Probably Witches

Andrea Bartunek, contributor Let’s examine our society’s obsession with the ancient beasts that were the dinosaurs. It looks like we worship them. That’s because we basically do. We put them on our clothing and our accessories. We trim hedges into their shapes and put figures of them in our garden. We paint murals and make sculptures of them. Museums collect …

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The Delicate Mechanics of a Skillful Pie Hole

William Toblerone, Contributor If you are like most people, you like to go around saying stuff. You spray human noise and hope that something clever or useful comes out of your mouth. Finding the right combination of words can be an elusive mission. I like to think I can do the clever talk sometimes. But it often comes out like …

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How to Tell If Your Roomate’s a Zombie

Spencer Devine, contributor  Sometimes, even though we would love to live by ourselves as independent creatures, urban financial structures force a large portion of city residents to find roommates.  Living with strangers has its own cavalcade of issues, but one problem is always present when getting to know these new people: is your roommate a zombie? This can often be …

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10 things worse than The New Old Cosby:

Baraka Noel, contributor 10.) NAMBLA 9.) Sandy Hook, whether or not it happened 8.) Growing up as the child of Kanye & a Kardashian 7.) Sad kittens & puppies 6.) Mainstream gangsta rap 5.) Me, as a husband 4.) A Ku Klux Klan orgy 3.) Lena Dunham’s false outrage 2.) Racist police rapists 1.) Nothing. Nothing is worse.  

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