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1988 Countdown #83: Pet Shop Boys, “What Have I Done to Deserve This?”

For those of you just joining us: I recently unearthed videotapes of MTV’s top 100 countdown from 1988, and I’m working my way through the broadcast one video at a time. To see all previous entries in this series, click on the “1988” category in the right-hand margin of this website; I predict you will […]

posted 4 September 2008 in 1988. 13 comments

Passing Strange

As of last night, I’m back from the desert, and after many showers, I think I might have actually removed all the alkaline dust from my body. But I’m not counting on it. While I was gone, the Barnes and Noble Review published a brief take of mine on the soundtrack album to Passing Strange, […]

posted 3 September 2008 in Outside, Reviews. no comments yet

Single-Disc Use Your Illusion

(I’m on my way home from the Nevada desert today. Until I get back, here’s one more installment of my 2006 double-album series.) If not being able to edit an album down to a single vinyl disc of about 45 minutes is self-indulgent, then what’s not being able to able to edit down to a […]

posted 2 September 2008 in Tasty Bits. 8 comments