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Aspiring high school English teacher with dreams of filmmaking and a strong taste for music.

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reviewed The Event: "I Haven't Told You Everyt.... September 22, 2010
The Event:
The Event is the latest Lost rip-off, and so far as I've seen the best since Fringe.  It piles on mystery-and-twist after mystery-and-twist, a move that screams, "You think that [i.e. Lost--ed.] …
reviewed Symphonicities. July 15, 2010
Symphonicities
Oh, Sting. My affection for the man and his work gives me the courage even now to pronounce that he was the first popular artist I ever loved, first via the Police and shortly thereafter through his zany …
reviewed /\/\ /\ Y /\. July 14, 2010
posted in Music Matters
/\/\ /\ Y /\
"Arular" was her father's album, "Kala" her mother's album, and "Maya" is Maya Arulpragasm--a.k.a. M.I.A.--'s "me" album. Understanding this makes its self-interest easier to forgive. There are individuals, …
reviewed Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars. July 10, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars
Edie Brickell seems to mean well enough, and so do the New Bohemians, so I don't want to be too hard on their multi-platinum debut. In her words, what she is what she is. In mine, her group's playing …
reviewed Pretenders. July 06, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Pretenders
The Pretenders' debut is one of the most well-endowed arguments for gender equality in rock music. Rock `n' roll is the most predominantly masculine genre in popular music. Its appeal is unisex, but its …
reviewed Zatanna #1. June 27, 2010
Zatanna #1
My lifelong appreciation of Zatanna Zatara recently bloomed into love--so learning the wonderful Paul Dini is writing Zatanna's new series was almost as nice as receiving roses from Zatanna herself. There's …
reviewed Lethal Injection. April 09, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Lethal Injection
Misogynistic and numb-skulled, he tells anyone that'll listen that he's a "motherf----n' G," then goes on to spin lines like "You lookin' for a punk with benefits/'Cause you got a baby that take many …
reviewed Daydream. April 07, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Daydream
Yeah, there's "Fantasy." There are also nine Mariah Carey songs and a Journey cover.
reviewed Bedtime Stories. March 22, 2010
Bedtime Stories
"Erotica" lite--crisp, cool, refreshing, almost filling. And how about that "Human Nature?" Way to stick it to the man, girl. And how about that photography?
reviewed Raditude. February 13, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Raditude
My days of taking Weezer seriously trapped in the past with my junior year of high school, any breezy pleasure I now derive from Rivers Cuomo's music is thanks to today's listeners realizing his band's …
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September 27, 2010
Hi Tom, welcome to Lunch! I’m a Brand Ambassador here, available to answer any of your questions (you can also ask @devora the Community Manager). Great reviews thus far! You might enjoy checking out the Indie Music and Gourmand communities as well. Have fun exploring!
 
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