Record Machine: “Machinehead” by Bush

This 10 inch limited edition single from Bush is one of the first records I bought on my own, even though I didn’t own a record player at the time. There are three songs on it, and the amount I paid shook out to be roughly four bucks per song. Did I care? Of course not. The hopeless completist within me felt it was meant to be.

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for the Letter “B”

Alphabet Soup is an ongoing project where I write glorified love letters to my favorite songs for each letter of the alphabet. This week, we cover the letter “B.” I include all sorts of decades this time, but what do you know, I’ve even got a newer song in there, too.

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Brenda Walsh Was The Best

The first time I saw Brenda Walsh, she was sitting at a breakfast bar, extolling the virtues of California fruit. Her bangs were a smidge too short, her clothes more St. Paul than Beverly Hills. But she seemed happy as she chewed on a twelve-calorie slice of kiwi.

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Why “Reality Bites” is Still Worth Watching

I bought Reality Bites on VHS in 1995, when I was 16, in those primitive days when you had to wait around a year to see a movie you’d missed in the theater. As I paid, my dad asked the sales clerk what it was about. “It’s a minor slacker film that teens seem to love,” the clerk sighed, rolling his eyes.

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Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes At Last!

When I was a little kid, Funfetti cake was where it was at. I’ve always been more of a pie person than a cake person, even as a kid, but I’ll never turn down anything with rainbow sprinkles. And Funfetti cake not only had sprinkles on top, it had them inside. It’s a sprinkle-lover’s dream! Read More Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes At Last!