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Pointless controversy: 1992 was the greatest music year in history

2016 was a terrible, terrible music year. Utterly dreadful beyond any that I can remember, including 1996 when almost literally the only things playing were that one Celine Dion song and that one-off from Tony Rich Project. And I mean … Continue reading

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Christmas music inertia, and why it’s wonderful

It’s official: Y94 FM started playing Christmas music yesterday at noon. The preseason is here. And I don’t mind, because in my house growing up the preseason started in September. Christmas was a big deal, a whole season of festivity. … Continue reading

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Pointless controversy: Michael Bublé’s Christmas music is terrible

I’m going on record: I don’t like Michael Bublé, and especially not his Christmas music. It’s nothing against him as a person. It’s not even that he’s a bad singer; he isn’t. My problem with him is that I find … Continue reading

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Pepsi-Cola and the Era of Questionable Marketing

I consider myself a huge Pepsi fan. I’ve always liked Pepsi, and also Mountain Dew. Not to the exclusion of Coke, but if I had to make a snap decision I’d easily give Pepsi the edge. I mourn for the … Continue reading

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Walgreens must pay

There are worse things than having a Creedence Clearwater Revival song stuck in your head. There are not many. So when an instrumental cover of one gets used in an entire ad campaign, it pushes my buttons just a little … Continue reading

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A halftime lament

On Sunday I watched my other football team bomb out of the playoffs. Actually to be correct, I had to watch the game on a delay because I was otherwise engaged earlier in the day and time ran over, and … Continue reading

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No new Christmas music classics?

There’s an interesting article over at Slate suggesting that the holiday canon is closed. New original Christmas songs simply aren’t becoming big hits. I think that’s partly correct, but the author of the article, Chris Klimek, is at a loss … Continue reading

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