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Poor Jakob Dylan.

Can you imagine what it would be like, to be the child of a musical legend? The constant pressure to live up to the expectations of your parent’s talent and prestige… it would be like two of Archie Manning’s sons becoming quarterbacks and… err, wait. Bad example. It would be like Bobby Bonds’ son playing baseball and… crap.

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Not An Airplane has been here at The Inept Owl for longer than I have. Each time they’ve had a record release, a new writer would take up the review.

I don’t know if this means that they are our honorary introduction music, to be plugged into people’s heads as they type in our web address, but it’s a special thing, nonetheless.

Now, the mantle comes down to me, as I review their latest, “Things and People”.

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Do the words Boards of Canada, Negativland, and Mr. Bungle mean more than gibberish to you?

If the answer is yes, you should definitely check out LodemidiQuail, an electronica soundscaper with a fourth-dimensional lawnmower.

If the answer is no, what do you have to lose?

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So here I am, listening to Bayer Queue’s self-titled EP. It’s a band, or a guy, or something. He’s got like 37 different origin stories floating around the internet, which puts him about 3 reboots behind Batman. He’s done interviews with Cat Fancy and a nude photo shoot for Playgirl; the music has been played in grocery stores in New York and before the Pope. The lead singer was a vocal stunt double for Bono on South Park in the episode where Randy Marsh has the world’s biggest poo. But enough about that.

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Earth, post-apocalypse; radiation poisoning; Denzel Washington; Gary Oldman; cannibals. How can a movie go wrong with these elements? The Book of Eli shows us how.

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Greetings from the comatose music department here at The Inept Owl! A couple of weeks ago, I received a CD from Huggard, Hart & Taxter for review. After using it as a coaster for my appletinis for a few weeks, I decided to go ahead and do a quick review so I could go back to doing what I do best: not writing anything of substance. But first, I had to do my all-important, world-famous, in-depth research on the band. Unfortunately, there was nothing on Wikipedia, so I was lost. Went to Myspace… nothing. Help a brother out, here!

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Jeff Buckley is alive. That’s the only way I can explain what’s going on with the release of The Relyx’s EP, Strange Living. I mean, sure. It’s a little more polished than Buckley’s original work. It’s not crappy and raspy and raw; Strange Living has the sound of a band that’s been in hiding for a decade, working on putting together a really strong five-song album to reintroduce… err, introduce themselves to the world.

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With the release of Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, we are given the best of both worlds; a movie made by fans(in horror afficionado/director Frank Sabatella), for fans, and with a dynamic production value to capture the guts, glory, and breasts, of the film for a stellar visual effect.

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-A backstage look at stand-up comedians: CHECK

-References to Delaware: CHECK

-Jokes about mainstream teen sitcoms: CHECK

-A heart-wrenching look into the lonely life of a celebrity comedian: …huh?

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