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Anyone who has even glanced at the Sexiest Males Alive list over the years would probably suspect that I’m an avid Disney Channel viewer. And they would be right. I enjoy some of their sitcoms up to a point (the … Continue reading

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“Can I pass you the sensory assault?”: On Jay Brannan’s ‘Rob Me Blind’

Ninety seconds into┬áLa La La, a track from Jay Brannan’s new album Rob Me Blind, he suddenly veers into something approaching 2000’s college rock, when the lyrics take an aggressive turn. It’s an unexpected development from an artist I had … Continue reading

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“Hanson Day” Reflections

As May 6 is drawing to a close here in Norway, I just wanted to wish everybody a happy Hanson Day, and, while I’m at it, try to address some comments that have kept on tricklinf in over the years … Continue reading

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Clarence Clemons (1942-2011), An Appreciation

Big Man is no more. Clarence Clemons, a towering presence both in E Street Band mythology and in the distinct sound of Bruce Springsteen’s best and biggest records, has died, at 69. It’s an incredibly sad day for all lovers … Continue reading

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The 25 Best Hanson Songs

One of the multiple upsides of watching Hanson’s re-broadcast of their 5 of 5 concert series (during which they played their way, chronologically, through their five studio albums, from 1997’s Middle of Nowhere to Shout It Out, released this week), … Continue reading

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‘Shout It Out’ Is More Hanson Than Ever

Not long ago, I was still hoping that the new Hanson album Shout It Out (out June 8, full preview here) would sound more like the Taylor Hanson-helmed supergroup Tinted Windows (whose 2009 debut album has accompanied me throughout the … Continue reading

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Hanson’s Really ‘Somethin’

I had just sat down to think about what I wanted to say in my upcoming second essay on the Hanson discography (the first, on Middle of Nowhere, is here), when Hanson decided to steal all my points by previewing … Continue reading

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