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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…)

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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…

American Idol – The Finals Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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In the words of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Once More, With Feeling” – this is your American Idol Finalists Roundtable Recap.  Adam and Kris – Who Ya Got?

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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 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.

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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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.

American Idol Roundtable – Top Seven Part II Performance Recap Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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After saving Timberlite last week, we have another week of 7 performers.  7 performers doing disco.  Was it the trainwreck we expected?  Join our motley crew (not crue) after the jump and find out.

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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.

American Idol Roundtable – Top Seven Performance Show Recap Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Well, that happened, didn’t it? I’d also like to echo the comments of the blogosphere when I say that the two judges at once thing sucks. Hire a director who can reign the show in, ok? And stop pissing off my fellow “Fringe” fans – that’s a show we should have been recapping since the start – and no more running late! Speaking of running late, the Roundtable isn’t! We’re up and live in plenty of time yet again. So jump with us for the Tarantino night recappage (more…)

American Idol Roundtable and Liveblog – Top Seven Pre-Show Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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We are down to SEVEN. Hardly seems believable right? We’ve suffered so long and yet have so far to go.  But you, gentle reader, can rest assured that we will continue to watch on your behalf. Gluttons for punishment is what we are. And, to better serve you, the pre-show Roundtable hath returned at long last. As well as your link for tonight’s live blog which can be found below:

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Click on that at 8p (or a little earlier) and enjoy the craptasticality of it all. In the meantime, hit the jump for a little ill-informed opinon and speculation… (more…)

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.