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Frederick Stanton's Bomb-Ass Fund For The Reconciliation And Development Of Fahrija Dautbegovich

Isn't Wikipedia Roulette fun? Anyway, here's some music reviews:





Killer Mike "R.A.P. Music" ***

Killer Mike's attitude on this album sounds like he found Ice Cube's old jerry curl and Raiders hat and decided to rock 'em for all they're worth. This guy is pissed and he's not afraid to let the world know it. He's also not afraid to offend anyone.

The song "Reagan" is full of conspiracy theories, but that's not really surprising. These are things people have been theorizing about for years. No, it's the line "I'm glad Reagan dead" at the end of the song that makes you go "Whoa..." It's one of those moments that you don't get in rap anymore: "Holy shit, did he just say that?". The only guy in the game that does that anymore is Eminem, and even he probably wouldn't have gone that far. (Then again, it is Eminem, so who knows.) Goes to show that things aren't all sunshine and…
Here's a few quickie reviews of some albums I've listened to recently:

Hurt "The Crux"*** & 1/2




A decent hard rock record, which is next to impossible to do ten years after the nu-metal explosion. Reminds me of Isle Of Q except with more edge.



Maralyn Manson"Born Villain"     **




Better than his last one, but he should really stop trying. (Or get someone to write his songs for him at least.)



Norah Jones "Little Broken Hearts"     *




Cool in theory, since Danger Mouse produced this, but it just puts me to sleep. (And I liked "Feels Like Home".)



4Two7 "Internal Dialogue"** & 2/3




He's an okay rapper and the beats are halfway decent, but then he does half the record with autotune on and he just sounds corny.



AU "Both Lights"     **




Don't know what I was thinking when I put this on my shopping list after streaming it, because once I listened to it on CD, I was bored to tears.



The Black Keys "El Camino"…

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Here's the foreword to my new book of poetry, Solutions To Manmade Problems.  (Release date TBA.):


If you wish to read the poems as they are without the taint of author-based suggestion filling your head, you should skip this foreword. I respect your right to keep the work pure. But if you want to know where I'm coming from, even after you've read the rest of the book, go ahead and forge on with this introduction.

"Solutions To Manmade Problems" is a collection of poems I put together between 2010 and 2012. I would have finished much sooner, but every time I did an edit, I had another idea or I found something lacking and had to add to it. Here I thought I could churn this book out in a matter of weeks, maybe months, but just putting it together took two years.

The majority of poems in this collection were written between 2000 and 2012; a handful stretch back to my high school days (1996! Holy crap!). As you may have guessed by the tone of this introduct…