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John Moe explores The Three Levels Of Music Discovery — 'There are three levels to discovering music,' John Moe writes, 'the kind of music that makes you stop what you're doing and give a focused listen.' John describes and gives examples of what those three levels are. See what you think, and share some of your own discoveries.

John Moe's ABSOLUTE NON-NEGOTIABLE RULES THAT EVERY BAND WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW or TOWARD A UNIFIED SYSTEM OF BAND NOMENCLATURE — I don't like the Utah Jazz of the NBA. It's for the same reason I don't like the Orlando Magic: lack of definite article, lack of plural noun. When a player joins the Pistons, he can say, "I'm a Piston" but when he joins the Jazz, then what? "I'm a Jazz ...

Final Schedule for the 2016 Republican National Convention. — Lists Final Schedule for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Night 1 - "The Star-Spangled Banner" sung by Kid Rock (featuring Scott Stapp on spoons) Speakers: - The robot baby from American Sniper - Chris Christie reenacts Mr. Trump's favorite scenes from Coach - Ann Coulter just stands there for an hour, then plays theremin for an hour, then two more hours of standing - George W.

John Moe: On the Cognitive Dissonance of Seeing Bon Scott Sing 'Build Me Up Buttercup' — Sometimes a video can be amusing, then funny, then existentially upsetting. Such was the case when I came across this one of Bon Scott, the late singer of AC/DC, singing the '60s bubblegum pop classic, "Build Me Up Buttercup." Here: Look at him! Doing the second vocal with a group called The Valentines!

Excerpts From Dagwood Bumstead’s Intervention. — Excerpts From Dagwood Bumstead's Intervention. Blondie, wife: I do love you. I can't help that. But your relationship with food is killing you. It's killing us. At first it seemed like an eccentricity. Charming, almost. Almost. But the sandwiches, those obscene, grotesque sandwiches you consume ... Why do you need them so desperately?

John Moe's supergroup showdown: nicknames or proper names? — I'm always happy when I meet someone named Dave because I know I'll like them. I've liked several Davids I've met but I've been very fond of every Dave I've gotten to know. There's something about shedding the formality of the second syllable that cheers the name up.

Pros and Cons of Hillary Clinton’s Top 20 Vice-Presidential Candidates. — Lists Pros and Cons of Hillary Clinton's Top 20 Vice-Presidential Candidates. 1. Tim Kaine, Governor, Virginia Pro: Swing state, fluent in Spanish, safe choice Con: Political equivalent of plain yogurt. 2. Elizabeth Warren, Senator, Massachusetts Pro: Appeal to left wing of party, could hold her own in a street fight if it comes to that, will cut you, man Con: Habit of literally burning down Wall Street banks 3.

John Moe and those albums we listen to over and over — Have you had an album you couldn't stop listening to? It's certainly happened to John Moe with Ben Folds Five's 1997 release. 'I wouldn't go so far as calling it an addiction since it didn't interfere with my work or home life but I would call it a compulsion,' Moe writes.

A matter of taste -- or place? John Moe imagines two music festivals — Summer is a great time for music festivals, leading John Moe to ask if it would be possible to organize a festival for bands named after geographical locations or a festival for bands named after food. Suppose you were offered free passes to either Geographest or Gastropalooza: Which would you choose?

John Moe predicts the Dad Bands of tomorrow — Just in time for Father's Day, John Moe poses the question: 'Can we predict the Dad Bands of tomorrow? Who are the bands that the young people of today will be dadding out to when they're old and useless like me?
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Jul 29, 2016

If you're in Chicago, the Phyllis Bramson art exhibition at The Chicago Cultural Center is a goddamn beautiful hilarious THRILL. And free!

Jul 29, 2016

Tim Kaine and Tim Duncan joked about getting together to listen to the Replacements' Tim album then realized that's a great idea and did it.

Jul 29, 2016

Tim Kaine kind of wishes you didn't know about his kayak trips with Dave Eggers and would rather talk about this paper you turned in.

Jul 29, 2016

"Always Remember the Bollocks" is my favorite album in the Polite Responsible Young Person Rock genre.

Jul 29, 2016

When I was 10, a friend's dad said, when shaking hands, you should squeeze as hard as you can w/o showing strain. This man was an idiot.

Jul 29, 2016

RT @okkervilriver: @johnmoe Okay to say, "Smile, Sweetie" if you're asked to name your favorite Beach Boys album & Jane Campion film.

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