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Your Farewell Rock – May 22nd, 2009 Friday, May 22, 2009

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So, this is the end.

I leave you with a high top fade, an old Coogi sweater, and some impeccable harmonies. And, if you’ll follow me after the jump one more time, I’ll leave with you my goodbyes. (more…)

Your Morning Rock – May 21st, 2009 Thursday, May 21, 2009

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There have been a few kinda definitive YMR bands, and this is one of them. We’ll get into a couple more of them tomorrow as we say goodbye. Break out the hankies then, but for now…

New Music Tuesday – May 19th, 2009 Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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This has long been one of my favorite posts to write every week. I’m a former record store employee so I have a strange nostalgia for the excitement that Tuesday used to bring. I suppose it’s not so exciting anymore in this day of online leaks and advance streaming, but I still tend to hold out and listen to the ones I really want to hear for the first time via the disc and not the computer. Once I found myself skipping this post with out much of an urge to get online and fix that mistake immediately, I realized that maybe we were heading down the path to blogclosure. So, with a fairly heavy keyboard heart, I give you one more round of New Music Tuesday.

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Your Morning Announcement – May 18th, 2009 Monday, May 18, 2009

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So, this has been coming for a long time, let’s just get to it.

This is gonna be the last week for good ol’ DeadOn. Now now, hold back your tears, please. The time has come, and frankly, we know it might even be a little overdue. We’re gonna take a little time to reflect over the next few days – one last Hills recap, one final trip around the Roundtable – and we’ll have the expected overly sentimental post come Friday.

I love you all a little too much, but we’re all going down this week.

Your Morning Rock – May 15th, 2009 Friday, May 15, 2009

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Hey, it’s Friday and it’s payday. You have to like those odds.

Your Morning Rock – May 14th, 2009 Thursday, May 14, 2009

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You’ve noticed a lack of YMR and NMT around here lately, haven’t you? I’m not gonna lie to you. Work is really busy and blog time gets shorter by the week. We’ll talk about it more in the coming weeks though. For now, here’s a bit of the new Better Than Ezra album Paper Empire.  Enjoy “Absolutely Still”.

Your Morning Rock – May 11th, 2009 Monday, May 11, 2009

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Happy Monday – here’s hoping we’ll have a lovely week. I’m sick of the rain that’s plagued May in the DC area.

Your Morning Rock – May 8th, 2009 Friday, May 8, 2009

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Happy Friday, folks. I apologize for the lack of posts around here lately. Real life, ya know?

Your Morning Rock – May 4th, 2009 Monday, May 4, 2009

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After a great Saturday night with Guster, I feel like revisiting all of my favorites from college this week.

Your Morning Rock – May 1st, 2009 Friday, May 1, 2009

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Happy May Day! Hopefully, I will find myself fully recovered from WHEN ALLERGIES ATTACK 2009 and will be able to fully enjoy these fellas (for like the 30th time) on Saturday. Have a great weekend, y’all.

Your Morning Rock – Wednesday April 29th, 2009 Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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I have a feeling this is going to be huge this summer.  Enjoy!

New Music Tuesday – April 28th, 2009 Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Both of you can settle down, because New Music Tuesday has returned. And I’ve returned for a pretty meh week. Just like always.

Ok, so I think the new Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella! is kind of a nifty concept.  Here’s this week’s rundown:

  • Bob Dylan – Together Through Life. Jan Wenner just wet himself. But it’s natural at his age.
  • Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella! Surely there are more talented lovely ladies involved in this one like the UNC Loreleis above. I’m not running out to get this immediately as I have a cappella runs hot and cold with me, but Andy Bernard is fucking pissed that this is just now happening. I’m more of an Emocappella guy.
  • Ben Lee – The Rebirth of Venus. Someone get Kweller to put out an EP today so we can hit the trifecta. I like you, Ben Lee. But the last album was kinda poop and my hopes here have been appropriately lowered.
  • Wilco – Ashes of American Flags. Wilco’s first concert dvd. You know you want it. I know that I do.

That’s pretty much the jist of it. Let’s talk in the comments. Or not. Your call really.

Your Morning Rock – April 23rd, 2009 Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Not only are The Duhks a great band, they’ve also got a great green project going on right now.

Your Morning Rock – April 20th, 2009 Monday, April 20, 2009

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It was a very busy weekend, I’m feeling a little folky and soul-ish today.

Your Morning Rock – April 17th, 2009 Friday, April 17, 2009

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Tonight is gonna be a good night, folks. Lily Allen at the 9:30 followed up some a little DC carousing on what is supposed to be a lovely night. Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head is the opener tonight – anyone familiar with them? They look to be a hipster nightmare explosion from the one video I saw on the YouTubes. Anyway, here’s our 47897th time running a Lily Allen video here. Have a great weekend! And thanks again for taking us over a million at last!

Your Morning Rock – April 16th, 2009 Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Some time in the middle of the night, we hit a milestone here at DeadOn – we cracked the one million mark on page views. It’s an arbitrary celebration, but it feels big to me. Mostly I’m proud of the way we’ve reached 1,000,000 – we’ve never been link whores, we don’t beg other bloggers to link to us, we’ve just kinda fallen into it. If you build it, they will come. Our MTV recaps (especially The Hills…) have been the big traffic driver over the past year, but on occasion our other features have brought in some eyes. So, thanks to the nearly thirty people who have contributed a post or two over the past two plus years and a big thanks to the 1,000,000 plus computer screens that have been tortured with the task of loading our little internets home.

So, uh, here’s one of the most underrated songs of the 90s in celebration.

New Music Tuesday – April 14th, 2009 Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Monday was a very long day – car inspection in the morning, trip into DC for food and drink with some of the DS commentariot, and then the Nats home opener (coupled with the loss of Harry Kalas and Mark Fidrych that afternoon). Then I had to do two sets of taxes last night. In other words, I lack the time to properly give you a NMT post. Know this – Silversun Pickups is the big release,  Death Cab has an EP getting a physical release, and the extremely excellent Ida Maria album comes out in non-digital form as well. I recommend all three. Especially Ida Maria.

Your Morning Rock – April 13th, 2009 Monday, April 13, 2009

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It should be a good day today – I’m taking off from work and heading into town for the Nats home opener vs. the Phils. I wonder if the Nats can challenge 42-120 this year because they look AWFUL thus far. Let’s dance, shall we?

Your Morning Rock – April 9th, 2009 Thursday, April 9, 2009

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Howdy gang! Are you enjoy the influx of Hills-related madness as much as I am? I’ve missed you crazy commenters!

New Music Tuesday – April 7th, 2009 Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Well, things didn’t work out for Sparty last night. As a graduate of a large public mid-Michigan university, this brings me much sadness. Such is life. The good news is that today is just loaded with good music awaiting you on the store shelves.

New Tragically Hip today! Hells yes! Can you tell I spent a lot of my formative years near the Canadian border? Is it obvious yet? But wait, there’s A LOT MORE!!! (more…)