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Music

From Petty Theft to Selling Toner, and All the Rocking In Between

The story of Tommy Stinson might just shape the way music-lovers handle telemarketers forever. The one-time Replacements bassist and current solo artist recently made some easy cash selling toner over the phone for a major telemarketing company.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Editor's Picks

Kevin Lo Ambulance LTD "LP" The first time you play LP, skip track one. It's a wonderful track, but you won't realize it until later.

by 34TH STREET

Editor's Picks

Kevin Lo Rogue Wave Out of the Shadow On the wacky and feel-good "Kicking the Heart Out," Zach Rogue sings, "If music is my lover, you are just a tease." Judging from most of the lyrics on the Bay Area band's debut, Rogue has a witty and biting sense of humor.

by 34TH STREET

Apple Reveals iPod shuffle

Posters reading "Life is random" lined the walls of last Wednesday's Macworld expo as Steve Jobs and Apple unveiled their newest product in the ubiquitous iPod genealogy.

by KEVIN LO

Warm-up songs

Cold weather got you down? Throw these warm-weather themed songs on your iPod and make snow angels in the Quad.

by 34TH STREET

Sex and rock and roll

This article appeared in the December 9th joke issue. Bedroom dresser. Second drawer. Right behind my hot panties is one of my most treasured possessions.

by ALOTTA PHUCKIN

Reviews

This article appeared in the December 9th joke issue. Various Penn Students Hookup Confessions: Volume Ever think one of your hookup experiences was truly unique?

by 34TH STREET

Editor's Picks

In the Aeroplane over the Sea Since this is my last editor's pick of the semester (tear?), I'm going all out.

by NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL

Best of '04

Kanye West -- College Dropout The man behind some of Jay-Z's best work makes his debut, without a college degree to boot. Brian Wilson -- SMiLE 37 years after its inception, Brian Wilson re-records his "teenage symphony to God," who was pleased, but wanted more cowbell.

by 34TH STREET

Editor's picks

Jim Newell Puff Daddy and the Family No Way Out Buying '97s No Way Out marked an important step in my record collection's evolution.

by 34TH STREET

Behind the Mask

Picture this: MC So-and-so doing 90 in a sky-blue, drop-top BMW, coasting along the Van Wyck, as the leaves falling from the trees coat the concrete with the carnival colors of autumn.

by JOHN COYNE

We're on Merge Records

Win Butler had no idea how much the last couple of years would change his life. For him, the 2000's have been microcosmic of a lifetime's worth of ups and downs.

by JIM NEWELL

Editor's Picks

John Coyne Vast Aire "The F-Word" (RJD2 Remix) Rap records rarely endure; they just float from fabulous to familiar to forgotten.

by 34TH STREET

A-Hem!

If you're like most Penn students -- make that people in general -- you have no clue who Hem is. The band, however, believes that their debut album, Rabbit Songs, and most recent effort, Eveningland, have what it takes to garner some recognition.

by ALEXIS NANOVIC

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Jim Newell Mirah C'mon Miracle If you're a male and have yet to hear a song by Mirah, it might be best to avoid her.

by 34TH STREET

Music from the ground up

Built for music from the ground up. That's not the new tagline for the U2-edition iPod, the new Bose stereo or the Electric Factory.

by WILL FENTON

Editor's Picks

Jim Newell The Futureheads The Futureheads Poser bands are everywhere now. For a while, I tried to give these wannabes the cold shoulder, but there came a time when avoiding them was no longer an option.

by 34TH STREET

Confessions of a rolling stone intern

There are two qualities every determined writer should have: confidence and sheer ingenuity. Enter journalist, CNN correspondent and fiction author Toure.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Dear Hunting!

Close your eyes and think of the words "Canadian music." Suddenly, images of Bryan Adams singing that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves song and Celine Dion running down the hall of a castle to the tune of "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" appear, right? Unfortunately for the average music fan, the words "Canadian music" are forever linked with the year 1995.

by JIM NEWELL

Cut it up you Jive Turkeys

For TV on the Radio, video did not kill the radio star. Somehow they managed to fuse the two together.

by KALI BACKER

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