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[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]


 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]


 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

April 2, 2001
A Linking Sign

My heart goes out to the noble young women of the world; unless I can find one of my very own to fill this unabridged gap, my soul shall lay wide open like a leaking jetliner centrifuge. Bottled up emotions verging on the concept of the insane, irregular, average Joe.

The most primary question is, will I ever satiate these extreme emotions or will their lettered signature be inscribed on my tombstone?

So what should I do? I have this love for women. At a recent art party, one named Nancy fell in love with me on the spot. It was an instant infatuation, a sparkling that faded with booze.

Maybe I looked at too many pictures of sluts. Now they are the apple of the eye. How does one become a regular gentleman without being phony? I'm much too good to be a phony. There are many others that can fill that gap.

Like a prehistoric calf I sang the hymns of one written in the billions and went everywhere alone. Did I blow it around every corner? The past haunts like a thumbless scoundrel. The rebukes of the adulthood doomed. I sit quietly with my pen moving up and down.

The phony, the lifeless. The aching cheeks of party favor gals, tear stained with acid rain and complaining.

Given the situation I would accept any feline complaint. The last thing I want to do is turn into my own girl to avoid all the strife.

When I went and watched Adaptation I did so in utter lonesomeness. My gay lover was in attendance of a bell choir rehearsal.

She was full of zeal. Sometimes they just stick around in your body like an unwatered cactus. They give you a little water and you're fine.


Tom Schmidt
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