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Cinematic Trivia

The imdb.com headline “Sinbad Dismisses Death Reports.”

Unconvincing.

Come on, El-P's "Smithereens" is pretty cool, even if he is wearing an orange jumpsuit while he sings it.
Come on, El-P's "Smithereens" is pretty cool, even if he is wearing an orange jumpsuit while he sings it.

Exquisite Song Selection

The Subway restaurant on Broadway blasting Rage Against the Machine's “Killing in the Name” during the lunch rush.

Your requests for extra green peppers thus drowned out by “Fuck you, I won't do what ya tell me!”

Transcendent Concert Experience

El-P (in an orange jumpsuit) and his backing band of menacing dudes (in ski masks and camo pants) tear through “Smithereens” at the Bowery Ballroom.

“I'm crying!” is actually a pretty effective rap chorus when you're dressed like a Guantánamo Bay inmate.

This Song Will Change Your Life

CocoRosie's quivering, Sigur Rós-channeling “Werewolf,” off the imminent Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn.

A brief island of chilling emotional resonance in a sea of goofy, Speak n Spell-humping barnyard wankery. (Like, for example, the album title.)

Societal Indicators

The woman in line for the Fujiya and Miyagi show Tuesday night at Mercury Lounge in New York who checked her lipstick in the reflection of her iPod.

Positively Braffian in its ability to capture our generation in a single gesture.

Album of the Year This Week

Jesse Malin's truly excellentGlitter in the Gutter.

A Replacements replacement to savor while you're obliteratingly drunk and gaping vacantly at the giant spinning cube in Astor Place.

 
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