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This week on I’m Smarter Than You Radio

This week we will be featuring the music of That Petrol Emotion. I’m not sure why they never broke through like other mid-80’s British alternative acts like New Order, The Jesus and Mary Chain, or The Cure. They had a unique sound that was generally accessible and had enough pop sensibilities to turn out the …

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This week on I’m Smarter Than You Radio

Sunday night I was at an Open Turntable Night and one of my friends played a song by Clan of Xymox. The music geeks surrouding the table started a discussion of the history of Xymox. As so often happens, one person says Thing A and another person says Thing A is wrong and Thing B is …

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Thompson Twins – A Product of Participation…/Set

YES! Some fine person copied his pristeen vinyl to MP3’s and shared them on the Internet. I found them on eMule, but other locations may have it. I only ever had these albums on tape and they are great afro-influenced jams, definitely the best of the Thompson Twins when they were more interested in exploring …

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Awesome Lukas Podolski Goal

I would have so fallen flat on my face and whiffed on the ball trying to take this shot. Meanwhile, Lukas Podolski makes it look like the easiest shot ever. I mean really, the ball came over the top of his head, he pokes his foot out and is able to power the ball past …

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This week on I’m Smarter Than You Radio

This week we’re going with the Thompson Twins. Discard your thoughts of lighthearted 80’s new wave pop. These guys were really damn good, though they kind of lost it during their later sell out period (the albums “Big Trash” and “Queer” sort of sucked). The highly overlooked “Close to the Bone” may have been their best. Unfortunately, …

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This week on I’m Smarter Than You Radio

This week we’re going with the Thompson Twins. Discard your thoughts of lighthearted 80’s new wave pop. These guys were really damn good, though they kind of lost it during their later sell out period (the albums “Big Trash” and “Queer” sort of sucked). The highly overlooked “Close to the Bone” may have been their best. Unfortunately, …

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

I’ve had this syndrome. So has Tennessee Tech basketball coach Mike Sutton. Here is a link to an ESPN story on You Tube. It’s a tad over dramatic and doesn’t provide a ton of detail on Guillain Barre, but for those who know nothing about GBS (pretty much everyone) it’s a good introduction to this thing. …

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

I’ve had this syndrome. So has Tennessee Tech basketball coach Mike Sutton. Here is a link to an ESPN story on You Tube. It’s a tad over dramatic and doesn’t provide a ton of detail on Guillain Barre, but for those who know nothing about GBS (pretty much everyone) it’s a good introduction to this thing. …

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Custom Remote Codes on PSP with Location Free

I purchased a Sony LF-B20 Location Free Wireless Base Station a few days ago. Overall, it works pretty well. Right now I’m at the office watching Sportscenter, streamed from my home PC to my laptop here at work. The image quality isn’t great, but it is certainly usable.  One problem I’ve run into is with regards …

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This week on I’m Smarter Than You Radio

This week we added a heavy dose of Kraut Rock into the mix. Early Kraftwerk, Can, Ash Ra Tempel, and Neu!  Here is what allmusic.com has to say about Kraut Rock: Kraut Rock refers to the legions of German bands of the early ’70s that expanded the sonic possibilities of art and progressive rock. Instead of following …

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