Deleted Scenes: Bridgegate

Near as I can tell, there are three takeaways from the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal currently besetting NJ Governor and Future Republican Primary Loser (you heard it here first!) Chris Christie, stemming from lane closures on the George Washington Bridge on Sept. 9 to which Christie’s staff has been linked via …

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Deleted Scenes: The Ancient Debate

I am a firm believer in the spirit quest. Maybe not going into the forest doped on hallucinogens—nothing against it if that’s your thing—but in terms of making an experience meaningful, even if it’s not until years after the fact, hell yes I’m on board. Very recently I had one …

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Deleted Scenes: The Future, And Welcome To It

I get curious sometimes about the future. Not like the short-term, Obama’s-coming-for-our-guns-gonna-ruin-the-country future, but 500 or 1,000 years from now, when in all likelihood nothing you and I and the president say or do will have had even the slightest consequence. What the people will be like, what languages they’ll …

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Deleted Scenes: I’ll Wait Here

When I was little and my older sister went to a concert, something at the Meadowlands, my mother would drive her, drop her off at the door and sit in the parking lot. No sense in going all the way home and driving back two hours later, right?

Well, as …

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Deleted Scenes: My Sober Year

A couple weeks back—it was either Dec. 6 or 7, I can’t remember which because check out what a big deal it isn’t—I passed one whole year without imbibing an alcoholic beverage.

I’m not in A.A., no 12 steps, friend of Bill Whoever, etc. Nothing against that if it’s …

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Interview with Dave Wyndorf from Monster Magnet: The Art Of The Cliffhanger

Red Bank’s lords of heavy rock and roll, Monster Magnet, have embarked on a curious process with their latest and ninth album, Last Patrol (Napalm Records). Taking on a brooding sensibility and psychedelic/space rock influences that haven’t been heard in their sound since their earliest goings, the Dave Wyndorf-fronted stalwarts …

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Deleted Scenes: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

I seriously doubt there’s anything I can offer on the passing of Nelson Mandela that the bevvy of world leaders, members of the African National Congress, his family, celebrities, commentators, press agents, newspeople, Nobel Prize commissions, etc. haven’t already covered concerning the former South African president and anti-apartheid activist. He’s …

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An Interview with Red Fang: Every Little Twist

Red Fang have been on the go more or less since their 2009 self-titled debut came out. Certainly since they put out their first album on Relapse, 2011’s Murder The Mountains. Constant touring, appearances here and there on compilations, hilarious videos—all this in combination with their unrepentantly glorious hooks …

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Deleted Scenes: Experientialism

Last weekend was the much-touted Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Suck An Egg Sunday (okay, I don’t know what Sunday is), and Cyber Monday. A day for everything, traditionally the biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year. And every time it happens, sure enough there are those who decry the …

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Deleted Scenes: Hazards Of Blasphemy

Maybe it’s just me on this one, but I’ve noticed for the last couple years that I’m really uncomfortable telling people “Happy Thanksgiving.”

Consciously, I know Thanksgiving isn’t a religious holiday, and if you’re in the U.S., even if you’re not a citizen—if you’re a tourist just showing up, day …

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