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BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES Alive As Fuck CD

A band that admirably stripped itself down from trio to duo when its guitarist left, Black Diamond Heavies pack a lounge punch, and Alive as Fuck is a well-recorded set before a friendly crowd. The song list is taken from the prior two studio lps, 2008’s A Touch of Someone Else’s Class and Every Damn […]

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PUNCHING OUT: ONE YEAR IN A CLOSING AUTO PLANT by Paul Clemens; Doubleday, 2011

In mid-January, TV funnyman Stephen Colbert joined an ages-old tradition with a shot at Detroit. “What if we turned Detroit into a bombing range?” Colbert pondered.  “Would anybody notice?” As one who has spent most of his life in these environs, thanks. Punching Out is a tale of a factory turned into…well, what looks like […]

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Also, a tin teardrop. On the passing of CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

"Once you've heard Beefheart, it's hard to wash him out of your clothes. It stains, like coffee or blood." -Tom Waits Don Van Vliet, better known to music fans everywhere as Captain Beefheart, died last month after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis. While his death was certainly not unexpected, and the man hasn’t recorded […]

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DEATH RATTLE #3

With the sunshine-y days waning and bowing to the lengthened nights and the Harvest Moon well behind it is time to shut oneself in for lengthened periods of time and delve deeper and deeper into our favorite homestead habits. For myself, as you may have guessed, that means the music input is doubled and the […]