Archive for December, 2010

Taking Different Roads

Well, this is going to be my last post before the new year, and Come On Let’s Go’s first full year on the Internet. Regardless, I’ll be glad to see 2010 go. This isn’t a blog about my personal life – withstanding childhood nostalgia – but some very awful things happened this year and I have spent most of it adjusting to the fact that their aftermath will pretty much be my life from here on out. I don’t mean that to sound as apocalyptic as it does, but god damn...
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Declining Years

I found this ad in a 1991 issue of Computer Gaming World. . However morbid that copy may have been during the Gulf War, it’s a lot worse now.

Hey, Sophie!

Below is the (unintentionally) romantically-titled “Shadows on the Sidewalk” (“Тени на тротуарах”/”Tenyi na Tratuarakh”) It is a beautifully shot Soviet social hygiene film about the lures and depravities of rock and roll culture. While more-or-less indistinct from American social hygiene films of the same nature, the Soviet-ness bursts forth in its moments. State disapproved rock music, for instance, is distributed through dubbed x-ray...
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Spin Your Fables

My old roommate Jeff was responsible for introducing me to a lot of indie/lo-fi/twee music that I now enjoy on a regular basis. He’s a big K Records fan who lived in Olympia during their big music boom — much like the one Brooklyn has been experiencing for the last while — and was once even mailed the album to complete his Beat Happening collection by K’s founder Calvin Johnson (what with Johnson also fronting Beat Happening.) Anyhow, Jeff and I used to hang out in his...
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Gute Vaynakhtn

It’s pretty much an open secret that I love Christmas. It’s inappropriate enough as a Jew to love the birth of our their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so imagine how I feel about it being a secular Jew. I grew up watching Christmas specials on TV, and considering I watched at least six to eight hours of television a day growing up, that was a lot of Christmas specials. In school, we had regular class stage productions and sing-a-longs, so the lyrics to most non-religious carols are...
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