Author Archives: Dan

Nanas envy

As most people don’t know, Bananarama is coming to North America with their original line-up. Actually, that’s not true. They are coming to the coasts + Toronto. To say that I am disappointed is putting it mildly. But the emotion … Continue reading

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Cost comparisons

Kind of as a follow-up to my previous post about R.E.M.’s  overpriced Automatic For The People 4-CD set, I was thinking about how this isn’t exactly without precedent. Back in 1991, I was a poor college sophomore and in what … Continue reading

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Automatic purchase no longer

To say I was excited about the release of the deluxe 4-CD version of R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People was definitely an understatement. It’s my favorite R.E.M. album, and tied to so many college memories I can barely count them … Continue reading

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Woolly

A few posts back, I lamented about my lack of ability to read anything – or at least stay interested in anything. Well, I’m happy to report that I’m actually kind of on a roll with books right now, much … Continue reading

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Come On Come On at 25

Yesterday on Facebook, there was a discussion about Hurricane Andrew, which devastated Florida in 1992. Andrew crossed the Florida peninsula my first week back in college that year, but that year I was at a new school, making new friends, … Continue reading

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Hell on headphones

It’s not unusual for me to go through at least 4-5 pairs of headphones a year – that’s how hard on headphones I am. I also think that they are cheaply made in China and designed to fail after a … Continue reading

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Phone experiment follow-up

Well, I’m pleased to report that day one of no smart phone at work was a smashing success. I managed to get through a whole day of not having access to social media and the other creature comforts I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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