Tag Archives: Dinosaur Issue

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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Ben’s 10 Volume LVII: The Dinosaurs of Rock

Lacking cultural significance or critical acclaim, many aging bands continue on past the prime of their careers. While some are sustained by older fans willing to purchase their sub-par new releases, others end up playing the county fair and casino circuit, their albums relegated to bargain bins. What exactly will it take before these aging rock veterans go the same …

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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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Dino Hospital and Other Extinct FOX Shows

The year was 1991 and ABC’s Prehistoric sitcom Dinosaurs was taking America by storm.  Not to be outdone, the FOX network ordered research into this dinosaur television phenomenon.  The following is a list of unaired and canceled dinosaur-themed shows on FOX from 1991-1995. Ty Rexinton: Dinosaur Attorney This show only lasted three episodes before cancellation when it became clear that …

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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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Shit I Wish Was Extinct

1. Shit. 2. My ex. 3. My tinct. 4. The fart I just lit. 5. Money. No, not really. 6. Bacon worship. 7. Epic hipster moustache bullshit. 8. The word “Epic” as it no longer means anything. 9. That dude that pissed me off earlier. 10. The other guy I fucking hate. 11. Hate. 12. This. Is. The. Worst. Use. …

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Six Beers Deep – Humboldt Homebrewers

This month is a little different. The good folks at the Humboldt Homebrewers decided that they wanted to give me beer! How cool is that? To feature the abundance of talent these guys and gals have, six of the members donated a beer for me to try and then write about for this month’s edition. Here goes: Beer Won Spicy …

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Huge Cowards – The Massive Fraud Interview

I was sitting on a couch in a second floor apartment in the Bywater area of New Orleans. Across from me, Andrew Polk and Joe Cardosi were scrolling through their phones, giggling. I asked them to share the source of their delight with the rest of the class. “Just reading comments from this huge fraud,” said Cardosi. This particular fraud …

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