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American Idol Roundtable – Top Five Performance Recap Thursday, April 30, 2009

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A little late, but nonetheless witty, charming, and most importantly, accurate, this… is your DeadOn American Idol Round Table for the Top 5 – Rat Pack Week.

Farewell, TimberLite.  May your jaunty hats serve you well in the future.
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American Idol Roundtable – Top 10 Recap Thursday, March 26, 2009

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We’ve survived yet another Motown week on Idol, and once again, nobody was tragically murdered while in the D. Heartbreaking, I know. As always, your Roundtable is here to discuss the events of last night with the usual detailed run-down on what transpired. The usual formatting errors and shenanigoats await you after the jump… (more…)

New Neko Case! “People Got a Lotta Nerve” Monday, January 19, 2009

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Neko Case - Middle Cyclone 

I don’t usually post about music here, but I’m extremely excited about Neko Case’s new album, Middle Cyclone which comes out on March 3. The first single, “People Got a Lotta Nerve” is most excellent, all jangly guitars and vocal harmonies. It’s streaming on her MySpace page (where you can observe a larger version of the rocktastic album cover*), and you can download it for free over at the ANTI- blog (left-hand sidebar). Neko and ANTI- are also going in together on a charity promotion whereby they’ll combine to donate $5 to Best Friends Animal Society for every blog that posts the song. So, Best Friends: Here’s $5. Everybody else: Here’s a great song.

*Hood-surfing on a ’68 Cougar and holding a sword. Holy hell.

Neko Case – People Got a Lotta Nerve

I Spent Money on This? Sunday, January 4, 2009

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Despite my spot on this cutting edge page of pop culture and witticism, it is true, I have not always been on the forefront.  I’ll pause for that to sink in, then tell the tale of the time I went eletronica-lite.
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I Spent Money on This? Thursday, December 25, 2008

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I am not a believer in the purchasing of holiday music. You only listen to it for six weeks, and there are enough radio stations which either go heavy on the holiday music or switch formats entirely. If you need to hear Jingle Bell Rock, chances are you are going to be covered.

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I Spent Money On This? Sunday, December 14, 2008

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The tale of a holiday gift gone awry… after the jump

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I Spent Money On This? Sunday, December 7, 2008

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There seems to be a recurring theme here – single dominates the radio, I buy a CD, listen to the rest of it, bury it in the Big Black Book of CDs, and never ponder it again.

Rewind, repeat, with a mambo flair… after the jump.

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I Spent Money on This? Sunday, November 2, 2008

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Seeing all the horror movie commercials over the last few weeks, I saw a few for the 2006 remake of The Omen, starring Julia Stiles, which provided the inspiration over this week’s review.

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30 Rock 3.01 – Do Over Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Sex & The City-like music accompanies Liz Lemon as she triumphantly strides into the third season of 30 Rock. A man in a limousine accosts her, but her disgust turns to joy as she realizes it’s Jack Donaghy behind the tinted glass. After an awkward greeting, we learn Jack can’t really discuss his egress from the Bush administration, but the important thing is he’s determined to get his old job back. What Not To Wear is still ignoring Liz, but she’s dressed up in anticipation of a visit from an adoption agency screener. Then she makes the fatal mistake of declaring there’s no way she blows this. Famous last words, Lemon.

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I Spent Money on This? Sunday, October 26, 2008

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The rundown of lame discs I have owned takes us to the Lord this week. Get religion… after the jump.

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I Spent Money on This? Sunday, October 19, 2008

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After an extended hiatus for reformatting – unlike a TV hiatus, no one was recast during the down time – a look back at fiscally unsound music purchases has returned.

This week, I pull a disc from the bag of guy tricks – which everyone knows anyway. Learn it after the jump.

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I Spent Money on This? Sunday, July 20, 2008

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If there was a FAIL! entry for poor music decisions, this would earn an entry – for both the producer and the purchaser.

Consider, for a moment, the talent on the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1990s – Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and JC Chavez. That’s not to mention Keri Russell (swoon) and Ryan Gosling. So how could an album put out by the MMC go awry?

Find out… after the jump

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I Spent Money on This? Sunday, July 13, 2008

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Sometimes, having owned and enjoyed an artist’s previous seven studio albums, a greatest hits disc, a live cd, a box set and a holiday cd will convince you that purchasing of the next album is a good idea.

Sometimes, that loyalty is rewarded (everything by U2, for example). Sometimes, that loyalty is not rewarded, and not just in a “That wasn’t quite as good as the last album way”. Join me after the jump for one of, if not THE, greatest musical flops of my lifetime.

Which of course, I owned.

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I Spent Money on This? Monday, July 7, 2008

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Join me this week for another head-shaking purchase decision which guaranteed a spot in this series with a single quote from a college floormate-

Dude, that song was huge in Germany all summer!

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I Spent Money On This? – Tiffany Sunday, June 29, 2008

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The newest feature to DeadOn’s Music Commentary, this is “I Spent Money On This?”, taking a self-deprecating look at my numerous bad musical purchases.

After the jump, a cassette I am almost certain I opened once, played half way through, and never touched again.

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American Idol Roundtable – Top 9 Week Recap Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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So, to be perfectly honest with you, last night was not quite the trainwreck that I had envisioned it would be. I think most of the crew sang well, if not great. I’m having a hard time deciding who exactly deserves a one way ticket out of Hollywood tonight – thankfully, the rest of the crew has plenty to say about the matter of Dolly Parton Week….after the jump. (more…)

Your Morning Rock/New Music Tuesday – April 1st, 2008 Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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So, its not quite as good a week of new releases as last week (at least in my opinion) but it’s still a pretty solid slate of new albums hitting the racks today. Starting with these guys..,

Athens’ favorite sons are back with a new album, but what else is available for legal consumption? Jump! (more…)

American Idol Roundtable – Top 10 Week Pre-Show Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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So, what could possibly be cooler lamer more awesomer than a bunch of dudes talking about American Idol? NOTHING! Join us this week for our new regular feature with some of your favorite Deadspin commenters as we break down the current week of American Idol. Joining me will be Matt_T, JB*, and fatfat (well not for this post, Mr. Fat-Fat was unavailable for comment today – we expect his missives to return tomorrow). Follow the jump to join the conversation…
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American Idol Roundtable – The Top 12 (pre-show) Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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So, what could possibly be cooler lamer more awesomer than a bunch of dudes talking about American Idol? NOTHING! Join us this week for our new regular feature with some of your favorite Deadspin commenters as we break down the current week of American Idol. Joining me will be Matt_T, JB*, and fatfat. Follow the jump to join the conversation…
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Your Morning Rock – March 7th, 2008 Friday, March 7, 2008

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Woo, finally Friday. Good times my friends – have a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here Monday. Until then, let’s get on the good foot…