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Posted February 06, 2013in Joe's Neighborhood, Recent Posts

Clowning around

 It is a fairly serious time, and we are fairly serious folks dealing with fairly serious issues: guns, mental health, economic disaster, global warming, war, Michelle’s bangs. It feels a [...]

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Posted February 06, 2013in On The Tube, Recent Posts

TV’s search for truth

‘Touch’ finds the meaning of life in the number 318 If you love TV, you have to love its grand follies. These are the shows that throw caution to the [...]

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Posted February 06, 2013in Book Review, Recent Posts

‘Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Harriet Leitch Scribner Book Company Dec. 4, 2012 $19.99 237 pp. Answer: “Because I Said So!” Question: “What do parents say when they are [...]

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Posted February 06, 2013in Recent Posts, Sound Notes

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week

Des Moines said goodbye to another local music great this past week. Iowa Rock-n-Roll Music Association Hall of Fame bassist Joe Hernandez passed away on Jan. 29 at the age [...]

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Posted February 06, 2013in Recent Posts, Sound Check

CD Reviews

Tomahawk ‘Oddfellows’ Ipecac Recordings With a pedigree that includes some of rock and metal’s most creative and avant garde bands, Tomahawk has always been a wildly inventive band. “Oddfellows” kicks [...]

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Posted February 06, 2013in Center Stage, Recent Posts

With ‘Completeness’ comes two climaxes

After a long night of working on a computer algorithm and a tall glass of whisky, Elliot and Molly find themselves unable to resist one another. Molly easily removes Elliot’s [...]

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Posted January 30, 2013in On The Tube, Recent Posts

Soviets in the suburbs

‘The Americans’ seeks to undermine our way of life We’ve seen many dramas about married couples living a lie in the suburbs, with tensions cracking the cheery façade. The lie [...]

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Posted January 30, 2013in Recent Posts, Sound Check

CD Reviews

Tegan and Sara ‘Heartthrob’ Sire This is not the Tegan and Sara you went to college with, and that’s a good thing. The Canadian twin sisters spent most of their [...]

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Posted January 30, 2013in Recent Posts, Sound Notes

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week

Hearts are heavy in Iowa this week, as thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and loved ones of Brad Engeldinger who died in a car accident over the [...]

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Posted January 30, 2013in Joe's Neighborhood, Recent Posts

The Shoemaker or the Elf

Do you remember “The Elves and the Shoemaker” by the Brothers Grimm? You know, a typical redemption story — great guy, good worker, family man, not enough food, one last [...]

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