Daily Archives: December 5, 2013

Musical Advent Calendar: Christmas with Buck Owens and his Buckaroos, 1965

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My best find this year. The songs more than live up to the sleeve’s considerable promise. How had I never heard this, or even heard of this, before? You mofos been holding out on me.

I’ll be fighting the temptation to over-represent it on the yulemix. Better to ration out its treasures over the coming years. I’m playing the long game, yulemixwise.

I Came Here to Chew Bubblegum and Review 1988’s They Live for The Village Voice

In "They Live," special Wayfarers reveal the subtext of the industrialized world.

In “They Live,” special Wayfarers reveal the subtext of the industrialized world.

It’s just a capsule review, but any excuse to revisit this terrific low-budget, high-concept sci-fi flick is a good one. I prefer this over more beloved John Carpenter flicks like The Thing and Escape from New York.