150 Best Albums of 2011

Maura Johnston, at that time holding down my old job as music editor of the Village Voice, designated 2011 “the Year of the Bro” after reassuring readers that “of course it wasn’t” “the worst year for music ever” (she was making a point there actually, about headline clickbait.) Katherine St. Asaph, participating in the same… Continue reading 150 Best Albums of 2011

Poker Face Soundtrack the White Christian Crypto-Nazi Dumbass Revolution

Have yet to identify any Upper Midwest Christian Militia Hard Rock bands (though they’ve gotta be out there — c’mon, Washtenaw County and Sandusky? I wonder if those vigilantes ever do maneuvers at Cedar Point.) But George Smith alerts me to a band named Poker Face “linked to by hutaree.com. You go out to their website, they have… Continue reading Poker Face Soundtrack the White Christian Crypto-Nazi Dumbass Revolution

Other Chuck Eddys

Back in the ’80s I think it was, or possibly even before that in high school, somebody somewhere decided there was something intrinsically drag-racey about my name and I should therefore from hereon refer to myself as “Chuck ‘Hot Rod’ Eddy.” But little did I know then how spot-on that suggestion was: Coincidentally or not,… Continue reading Other Chuck Eddys

Things I Said on June 21

2006: Cuts of meat: Jimmy Buffet “Cheeseburger in Paradise”; Gang of Four “Cheeseburger”; Michael Hurley “What Made my Hamburger Disappear”; Focus “Hamburger Concerto”; Jim Jackson (also covered by Hurley) “I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop”; Rancid “Tenderloin”; Neil Young “T-Bone”; Led Zeppelin “Hot Dog”; all three Hasil Adkins songs about hot dogs and decapitation;… Continue reading Things I Said on June 21

Things I Said on May 12

2016: Upcoming metal album (June 8, according to Metal Storm website): Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum – Prajecyrujučy Sinhuliarnaje Wypramieńwańnie Daktryny Absaliutnaha J Usiopahłynaĺnaha Zła Skroź Šaścihrannuju Pryzmu Sîn-Ahhī-Erība Na Hipierpawierchniu Zadyjakaĺnaha Kaŭčęha Zasna. Any good?? Encyclopaedia Metallum Metal Archives info: “Country of origin: Belarus; Location: Minsk; Genre: Technical Death Metal; Lyrical themes: Sumerian/Babylonian Mysticism, Occultism, Annihilation, Death; Current… Continue reading Things I Said on May 12

Pazz & Jop Product Reports, 2017

As far as I can tell, May 2017 was when I first started posting these more-or-less monthly report cards on facebook, demonstrating my obessive-compulsiveness for anybody who inexplicably still doubted its existence. If you can’t figure out what the lists and grades are about because they look totally cryptic and you hate math and need… Continue reading Pazz & Jop Product Reports, 2017