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About bobvinyl

bobvinyl founded Rock and Roll and Meandering Nonsense in 2005 and served as editor and principal contributor until it went on hiatus in 2010. He has also been published in AMP and Loud Fast Rules! (in print) as well as Glide and FensePost on the web. He has been an avid record collector since he was seven years old and enjoys sharing his love of music from the common to the esoteric.

Bright Eyes Part 2

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Okay, I listened to Digital Ash in a Digital Urn. I was under the impression that this was Oberst’s stab at electronica, but I was wrong. Yeah, there are a lot of electronic elements (drum machines, etc), but Digital Ash is closer to I’m Wide Awake or Lifted than it is to electronica. It lacks the subtle layering that makes… Read more »

New Bright Eyes Album

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There’s a lot of hype surrounding the new dual-release from Bright Eyes and some of it is well-deserved. I bought both, but so far I’ve only listened to I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning. If writing songs that are strong enough and emotional and poetic enough to get away with not being able to sing is the mark of the next… Read more »

The Beatles versus the Rolling Stones

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Here’s something I wrote for my wife when she was fighting off some idiotic Stones lovers at work a year or so ago. I said in my “Satisfaction” post that I’d address why I don’t think the Stones are all that, so I thought rather than rewrite it, I’d just steal old material from myself. Ask yourself this question: If… Read more »

Missed Hits 2004

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Each year (this year and last year anyway), I make a comp CD of the best stuff I heard that year that most people probably didn’t. I pass it around to a few friends and that sort of thing. Anyway, here’s the 2004 list. Maybe I’ll post the 2003 list another time. By the way, this is stuff I heard… Read more »

Satisfaction

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I suppose it’s odd that my first post should be about a song that I’ve put significant effort into slamming over the years, but it’s what’s on my mind now, so it’s what I’m gonna write about. I’ve never bought into the idea of the Stones’ “Satisfaction” being a really great song (much like I don’t buy into the Stones… Read more »