Author Archives: mattcorley

Invading Brits To Guide Voices

I’ve been listening to a lot of 60s British Beat/Mod/R&B music lately. My momentary fixation is largely due to the fact that I’ve been taking guitar lessons since July and I’m attracted to the idea that a lot of these … Continue reading

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Interview Mix: Toby Fallsgraff, The Earnest Beatle Baby Invading Your Inbox

In the rare moments when he moved out from the glow of his computer screen into the public spotlight, the role that proud Ohio native Toby Fallsgraff played on President Obama’s re-election team was not always clear. Labeled in some quarters … Continue reading

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My 2005 Review of Silver Jews’ Tanglewood Numbers

In the spirit of posting my old Buzzsaw David Berman interview, here’s the review I wrote of Tangelwood Numbers that ran in the same issue. Once again, I’ve maintained the errors of the original printing: Silver Jews The Tanglewood Numbers (Drag … Continue reading

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Feelings For The Unfeeling: A (2005) Interview With David Berman

It’s no secret on this blog that I am a big fan of the Silver Jews and their sole fixed member, David Berman. As it happens, I e-interviewed Berman for my college’s alternative magazine years ago, but due to our … Continue reading

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Call It The Politico Rhetorical Crutch

Reading Politico’s big article today on Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), the rhetorical move used in the second sentence seemed oddly familiar to me: David Vitter is stepping up his attacks on Wall Street, slamming President Barack Obama’s oil policies and … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Play Guitar (Even Me?)

Back in elementary school, when my best friends and I first seriously got into rock music, we did talked a lot about forming a band. This cheap talk never led to a band practice, let alone the creation of any … Continue reading

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Not What I Was Looking For, But Still…

Taking advantage of my office’s adherence to the federal holiday schedule, I am spending a chunk of my day today seeing how many pennies I can get from Amazon for the old CDs gathering dust in my closet. As it … Continue reading

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