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Vinyl's Not Better than CDs

So…both formats rule.  Got it.

Burrowing Owls & Vomiting Anarchists (SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)

This is, single-handedly, the most important article on the San Francisco housing crisis I’ve read in a long time.

Yasiel Puig's Journey to the Dodgers

Fascinating story of Yasiel Puig’s defection from Cuba. Even if he’s on the Dodgers, my heart goes out to him. He’s endured a lot to come to the states.

Why Jason Left Metallica

I always thought Jason Newsted was one of the more underrated members of Metallica, especially in light of his musical contributions like “My Friend Of Misery.”  It’s a shame to hear him talk about the events that prompted him to leave.  Even if you’re a fair weather fan, you should check out this interview.

The Quiet Radicalism of All That

I’ve been singing the subtle brilliance of All That for years. The Atlantic totally hit the nail on the head with this piece.  There really hasn’t been a major television show that’s been as socially inclusive and consistently creative since All That. And to think, this was on Nickelodeon, a kids network.

SNL should take notes.

Gambit: His Dreams are Stupid

Amazing Grantland piece that takes down Gambit, one of the most bizarre X-Men of all time. Had me in stitches.

Batman: Strange Days (Short)

Nobody gets Batman like Bruce Timm and Kevin Conroy.

Blue Channel Podcast

Matt and I finally have our podcast up off the ground.  It’s available at the Blue Channel Podcast tumblr and hosted through SoundCloud.  You will also be able to access all our episodes through the podcast navigation link on the left side of my blog.  All episodes will be downloadable so you can listen to them on your podcast app of choice while you’re on the go.  We hope to get on iTunes eventually.

A special thank you to Matt for being so patient throughout this process.  This was easily our second or third attempt recording this podcast, and I like to think the obstacles we faced made our show better.  Anytime I get to talk about Taking Back Sunday with someone as cool as he is, well, I know it’s a good day.

Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Songs

“Drenched in opiates and regret, I heard this song once and became besotted by it. It sounds like lost love, past lives, unforgiven mistakes and transgressions.”

Anthony Bourdain just gets it.

How Politics Makes us Stupid

George Washington warned us about political parties.

The Season Tommy John Took

Scary epidemic in baseball right now.