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The Beauty and Tragedy of Elliott Smith

My van died the day that I learned that Elliott Smith had put a knife through his chest. “Maybe it’s time to lighten up,” I mused.Some songwriters of that generation, and those who came slightly before, couldn’t muster the...

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The Last, Best Guitar Album

Radiohead’s 1995 album The Bends clocks in at just over 45 minutes. I know that because my cassette tape that featured it would cut-off and flip over to “Crooked Rain Crooked Rain” by Pavement halfway through The...

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Strung Out in Saigon

Vietnam provokes strong reactions. Either you love it or you hate it. I’ve found endless travel blogs dedicated to scams perpetrated on the back packing foreigners. In stark contrast, I’ve found writers praising the...

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