Tag Archives: weirdo issue

This Blinding Light – Mountain

Dutch Savage, contributor   I am guessing this band is from Seattle? Acclaimed grunge producer Jack Endino worked with This Blinding Light to create a riff-pop sludge grunge Rock and Roll EP and it does not disappoint.   Catchy riffs and college-radio vocals smash themselves together, creating a kind of heaviness — not quite “Melvins-heavy,” but definitely producing a thickness …

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Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

Kit Morris, contributor   Opening their third decade, QOTSA just delivered a monument of creativity — ambitious, well crafted songs that are reverent to their pre-Kyuss seeds of inspiration, woven with an unexpectedly fresh modern production and fully realized arrangements that bring every player into focus as never before. Synths are cranked with the guitars, basslines frequently take on a …

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How to Tell If Someone is Weird

Evan Vest, contributor   Everybody is a little weird in their own right, but some definitely stand out more than others! Here are some major tells that let you know you are dealing with a grade-A weirdo.   They have INFOWARS.COM written on their forehead Look out! This guy is advertising his favorite website for free. The weird thing here …

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Good Ol’ Uncle Levi

William Toblerone, contributor   Once again, Uncle Levi pulled out his old yearbook to show us how much potential he once had.  He was an accomplished track star and the president of his senior class. He usually skipped past the page where he was voted “Most Likely to Succeed”, because it saddened him that things didn’t go as planned. One …

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The Problem With Spotify Within the Music Industry

Rocco Tenaglia, contributor I must admit that, even while writing this, I still pay for a Spotify subscription. The “Discover Weekly” playlists, intuitive gestures, and large catalogue all make the Swedish streaming sensation an obvious choice for the smartphone-toting music lover. And, yet, there is something incredibly unsettling about the effect Spotify has on the music industry. When I first …

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries – Santa Cruz (on acid)

Josh Van Lockant, contributor   Walking in after getting up enough nerve to leave the park bench after the Hog Farm acid really kicked in, I was immediately struck by the checkered motif. It felt like I was in that “Don’t Come Around Here No More” Tom Petty video. And then I got sad about Petty and then the fucking …

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I Pull My Pants Down When I Pee and Now I Make $12,000 a Year

Pat Dylan, contributor   Teachers had their concerns about Andy.   “He always smelled of fine French cheese, and industrial strength airplane glue,” said Mrs. Melfer, his 3rd grade teacher.   Everyone was aware of the puzzling bouquet of aromas, but soon that odd fact would be eclipsed by his propensity to drop trow like George Michael in a truck …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XCI: Moments of Musician Weirdness

There’s a fine line between creativity and being bat-shit crazy. Artistic risks are often celebrated, but sometimes we’re left scratching our heads and wondering what the hell happened. It’s debatable as to whether these moments of artistic expression are regretful, or an indication of aesthetic advancement beyond the general public’s comprehension. Are the following artists daring, or out of their …

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11 Easy Excuses to Give Cops

Just think of the paperwork. I’m allergic to whatever your handcuffs are made out of. Oh, I didn’t know robbing that bank was illegal. What do you mean my window was only down 4 inches? I’m very certain that’s 6 inches. Evan Vest did it. Well, this American Bald Eagle wasn’t going to ride itself. Prove it. How could I …

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Childhood Abandonment Issues

Zeke Herrera, staff   People often accuse me of being distrusting and distant, and those serial killers can get the fuck away from me, but they might have a point. When I was a kid my parents would fight constantly over everything (money, cleaning; Friday the 13th was the best). One night my dad got real drunk. I was in …

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