The Loneliness of the 4-Times-a-Week, 6AM Runner

joggersNever in a million years did I ever think I would write an essay about running.  I hate running.  I can think of hundreds…thousands of things that I would rather do with my time than throw on some tennis shoes and go run around my neighborhood with my dog in tow before the sun comes up.  Like sleeping.  Sleeping is awesome.  Running is not.  But for some reason or another, my body and mind have become so hooked on this whole running in the morning thing, that my brain is an absolute mess if I skip out on it.

Endless Loop: Hybrid Moments

misfitsHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Hybrid Moments” by The Misfits

I hate to admit it, but I was really, really late to The Misfits party. I was aware of them of course, being a fan of those first four Danzig records, but for some reason or another I just never paid them any attention. And that was wrong of me. It was at the insistence and persistence of my brother that I finally rectified that mistake, that I finally gave the legendary punk rock act a go. And that was right of me.

Endless Loop: The Chauffeur

duranduranHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“The Chauffeur” by Duran Duran

The Joup Friday Album: Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual (30th Anniversary Edition)

71Ky+lq86mL._SL1500_In her self-titled autobiography, singer Cyndi Lauper talks a lot about making something out of nothing. The New York-born Lauper specifically mentions painting the bottom of her heels in a Vincent Van Gogh motif for the cover of “She’s So Unusual,” which was reissued in 2014 through Legacy Recordings on a 30th anniversary celebration limited-edition vinyl pressing. The vinyl itself is a lot like Lauper, with it’s riotous explosion of color against a clear background.

Endless Loop: Lindsay Brohan

javelinHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Lindsay Brohan” by Javelin

Recycling old, unwanted sounds, and chopping and layering them over a pulsing beat, a warbled and neo-futurist audio clip slowly degrading as the technology fades away, or as we dance upon it. Sweet island melodies bent and mixed beyond recognition into something resembling the neon tint of an 80’s nightclub, but with a melancholy undercurrent keeping things from getting too garish. Constructing their jams from found sounds and with an ear for infectious synth pop, electronic duo Javelin set their own bar ridiculously high with the first track from their 2009 self-titled EP, the excellently named “Lindsay Brohan.”

Thee Comic Column #117: Catching up with the FDP

FBP_Federal_Bureau_of_Physics_Vol_1_17First: SPOILERS lay ahead. Nothing super detrimental, and in fact what I write will hopefully influence those not reading this book to pick it up, but if you’re behind in the series or the kind of person – like I am – who likes to know absolutely NOTHING going in, maybe skip this and just go read the book!

You have been warned.

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Endless Loop: Paranoid Android

radioheadHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Paranoid Android” by Radiohead

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