jEFFSTANA on May 26th, 2010

The Besnard Lakes – The Innocent The Besnard Lakes (TBL) are a married writing duo from Canada. Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas form the indie rock band from the hot bed musical scene in Montreal, Canada. Their third full length album is known as “The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night“ and owe its straight-forward […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 20th, 2010

Driving about metro Phoenix, AZ this spring, I noticed a great crop of political posters sprouting up amidst the urban jungle. Privately I tabulated and categorized the most prevalent signs and additionally noted the staged backdrop to these human-planted advertisements. One of the more popular political sign posts, hawked the wares of the old maverick […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 18th, 2010

Caribou – Bowls What happens when you give a Ph.D. in mathematics a computer, drum kit, guitar, bass and synthesizer? If his name is Daniel Victor Snaith from Ontario, Canada — you get an electronica band named Caribou. Psychedelic pop numbers with an up-tempo dance beat with an unpredictability that draws you into wanting to […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 17th, 2010 Clogs – Last Song Clogs – I Used to Do The latest release by Clogs – The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton is the fifth full-length album from this internationally acclaimed foursome since 2001. A mostly Australian post-rock instrumental band with mid-Western American influence, clogs are hard to peg. Their musical style […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 2nd, 2010

Kudos for a well written piece in today’s AZ Republic by Dennis Wagner, questioning alleged border violence. A media fury fueled by the recent death of a border rancher and the shooting of a deputy sheriff, in separate incidents, along Arizona’s southern border increases the stakes for politicians seeking reelection. In part, the passage of […]

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