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His legacy precedes him.

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Transmissions from a bleak ten-minutes-from-now future.

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Both a singular artist and a mensch.

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For a guy with no sense of humor, he sure is funny.

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An underrated, under-appreciated, undercover overachiever.

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David Abrams on Blondie’s “Rapture” (1980)

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Derrida said of this pop star: “He knows his Wittgenstein.”

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Not only a seminal post-punk bassist, but a cool geek.

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“Adventures Close to Home” became one fan’s anthem.

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Captain Sensible made us dance in 1982

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“We are Northern white crap that talks back.”

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He clears away the worship that can cloud minds.

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Parker and Valicenti parse Bob Mould’s “Who Needs to Dream?” solo

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Parker and Valicenti parse Bob Mould’s “Tilted” solo

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Parker and Valicenti parse Bob Mould’s “wishing Well” solo

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Parker and Valicenti parse Bob Mould’s “Celebrated Summer” solo

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Parker and Valicenti parse Bob Mould’s “Broken Home, Broken Heart” solo

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Her genius is to critique masculinity by burlesquing femininity.

Categories: Kudos, Pop Music | 2 Comments
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Doom sits in gloom in his room.

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Who cares what the world thinks an “old lady” is supposed to look like?

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Spaced out, but with the wink of awareness.

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When routine bites hard/and ambitions are low…

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Scuba Scuba!