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Trinie Dalton

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The Party Revisited

info box: DELTA 5 .Singles & Sessions 1979–1981. KRS I’d never heard Delta 5 until a few years ago, when a friend played me two of their singles on a warped cassette. I was captivated. The legendary three-woman, two-man band from Leeds had an early new-wave sound — aesthetically and......
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Look, Ma, No Cheese

Pearls and Brass . The Indian Tower (Drag City) T?he Indian Tower by Pearls and Brass has arrived to take the gold medal in Non-Cheesy Hard Rock: Rarely, if ever, does a contemporary band come along that delicately balances cock-rock with artistic experimentation this well. Pearls and Brass, from Nazareth,......
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Life, Literature and the ER

Photo by LSD Imaging Having devoted the last 20 years to working as a paramedic in the Hell’s Kitchen–Times Square district of New York City, Maggie Dubris brutally blurs the distinction between life and literature in Skels, which conveys the overwhelming feelings one has during epic moments of tragedy. Narrator......
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Life, Literature and the ER

Having devoted the last 20 years to working as a paramedic in the Hell’s Kitchen–Times Square district of New York City, Maggie Dubris brutally blurs the distinction between life and literature in Skels, which conveys the overwhelming feelings one has during epic moments of tragedy. Narrator Orlie Breton gives vivid......
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Born Identity

T Cooper’s gritty debut novel, Some of the Parts, offers a suicide, a mugging, blowjobs, AIDS, carnival freakage, pill-popping mothers versus Edward Scissorhands--like suburban conservative mothers, and a manipulative 20-something, borderline lesbian named Taylor at the center of it all. Taylor isn‘t fazed by her queeny Uncle Charlie, his lover......
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Repotted Palms

HINTERLANDER Hinterlander (Snail on a Stick) Hinterlander’s first release is sweet Hawaiian music: the melodies of baby dolphins suckling their mother’s teats, and bees drinking wild-ginger nectar. This album’s bliss may have arisen from singer and Los Angeles native Heidi Nelms’ switch to island life after being a crucial part......
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Playlist

”Have you been smoking any bad weed lately?“ David Geffen asks Terry Melcher in Camden Joy‘s Palm Tree 13. Perhaps it’s Joy who‘s been smoking some weed, since his new trilogy of novellas evidences the pothead’s propensity for zooming in on a few eccentric fascinations and exaggerating them. Joy has......
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