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A New Leaf Today I woke up early to drive to Lookout Mountain and jump for joy when the sun came up. Every Spring Equinox Wiccans celebrate Ostara and the coming of spring, longer days, and rebirth. The holiday celebrates the goddess of April, Ēostre

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What’s got your goat? As I sit in bed, I watch my shadow, projected by a small bedside lamp onto the wall. It’s huge. My head alone must’ve grown four times the size as the one I watch with. Then again, doesn’t everybody’s? “Projection,” writes

Dizzy Wright | Champagne Service | Single Review

Funk Volume Rating: Thumbs Up On March 1, Dizzy Wright released his single “Champagne Service.” Wright came up in Las Vegas, where he made a name as a stoner’s rapper. His new song features the lyricist moving swiftly over a stripped-down beat that bumps between

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An Old Spin I spent almost 100 dollars on vinyl over the weekend. I’d only ever shopped for Vinyl at Wax Trax, Amoeba, or online and had no prior knowledge of Twist and Shout, until last Saturday. I had wanted a vinyl superstore like Amoeba or

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In the Spirit Antonio Stradivari was born in Cremona, Italy in the middle of the 1600s. Over the course of his career, he made around 1,116 instruments. The majority of which were the violins for which he became famous. Owning a Stradivarius is something akin

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The Drift “Just the opposite of what you’re reading is what’s going on.” That’s what Alice Cooper told NME on Tuesday, concerning his friend Johnny Depp and the press. Although he was only addressing  the way the press treats celebrities, I think there lurks a

Boy Harsher | Careful | Album Review

NUDE CLUB Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars The self-described dark electronic band Boy Harsher released their new album Careful on Feb. 1. Despite gothic influences, the new album falls closer to classic new-wave bands, like New Order or Depeche Mode but retains a certain

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Stop, Drop, and Listen Today I’ve felt the need to gouge my eye out at multiple junctures in multiple classes. This urge comes over me when I make the mistake of tuning in to the vapid comments taking place during class discussions. These boil down

Digging the scene at YMH

Local band holds show for EP release Local band, Digg, released their new self-titled album, at Your Mom’s House on Jan. 25. Joining  them were a handful of other local acts including The Cereal Company, Elder Grown, and MoonRadish, filling the night with funk and

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Maybe I’m getting old too soon. I’m going to bed at a reasonable time. My back feels like someone put their foot through it. I’m even starting to hate new music—the telltale sign of an aging asshole. The other night, I stayed for one opener