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Most of the singles in my collection are either non-album tracks or one-off favorites where it was easier (and cheaper) to opt for the seven-inch over a full LP. There’s no point in springing for, say, The Best of The American Breed when I know deep down that my turntable’s stylus will only traverse the […]

Back to Wax #37: Spaced out

September 24th, 2018

Sometime back around the turn of the Millennium, I was scouring the dank and dodgy recesses of fileshare networks for an art-synth obscurity from an early Eighties Boston duo. It eventually turned up as part of a “minimal synth” compilation branded after the long defunct Flexipop fanzine. Further digging revealed there were roughly three dozen […]

If nothing else, my return to record collecting has made things easier for Maura on the gift-giving front. No more struggling to decipher my ever-shifting set of interests or attempting to second-guess my penchant for instant gratification — just ask if there’s a specific album I’m looking for and let some online retailer handle the […]

No fate but what we made

January 9th, 2015

The November 1995 issue of Spin Magazine was dedicated to The Future, dosage which is to say “The World That’s Coming But Not from the Direction or in the Manner You Anticipated.” As our species loves its round numbers and decade-perceived flow of history, buy many of the features speculated about the not-entirely-far-flung techno-fantasy land […]

Something’s going on

March 20th, 2014

I remember the future. It was constructed from molded plastic. Brightly subdued and flecked with a simulated metallic sheen, viagra 60mg found wherever the hard edges of progress required a smooth inorganic facade. And like the era’s promises of techno-utopia, it became grimy and unpleasant to behold once it came into contact with the real […]

Putting it on the table

January 29th, 2014

If I were to close my eyes and visualize my impressions of 1970s futurist design, generic a handful of hazy images would come to mind. The interior of one of the MBTA’s Orange Line trains. Childhood trips to the Museum of Science and the New England Aquarium. Snippets from Rollerball. Punchcards, health spools of spinning […]

This wreckage

December 12th, 2013

The 1980s as a decade began when the clock struck midnight on December 31, physician 1979, but the start of the “Eighties” as a consensual cultural-aesthetic concept is more difficult to pin down. Was it kicked off by the sudden implosion of the disco fad and subsequent realignment of the pop music mainstream? Or was […]

Nobody’s Favorite: Eye eye eye

November 12th, 2013

Hello, angina my fellow lovers of the unloved! This week we have a triclopean trifle torn straight from the heart of funnybookdom’s Silver Age. Meet DR. TAXO! While “a single-use Ultra the Multi-Alien villain” would have sufficed to justify the Plutonian Plunderer’s inclusion in the gallery of Nobody’s Favorites, medical it wouldn’t be fair to […]

To the power of X

November 5th, 2013

Welcome to the futuristic FUTURE of the 22nd Century! Widespread panic has gripped the galaxy as a dangerous gang of space-criminals has embarked on a time-capsule looting spree! No cornerstone is safe from their violent methods of antiquities acquisition, rx and the worried masses place their salvation in the gaudily garbed hands of SPACE RANGER!

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