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Tuesday, January 08, 2008 


I can't believe I forgot to post this a few days ago, when I read it; What Was It Anyway? is the newest thing from the House of Ideas that was Stylus, a group blog (accepting submissions) determined to carry on with the spirit of our old On Second Thought column, one of the more universally praised columns (and from the inside, one of the biggest sources of pride) at Stylus back in the day. Scott McKeating, back in the fold after too long, starts us off with a fantastic dressing down of Loveless (I've said it for years, Isn't Anything is better, though I certainly like Loveless more than he does, but then again, that isn't the point).

I've got some harsh words for Sound of Silver coming up at some point which should bring out the haters. Should be fun. Keep an eye on it, kids - it oughta be a pretty great ride.

Delighted to see this - OST was always my favourite Stylus feature and some of my very favourite analytical pieces were of this type (Seconds may have had more emotional punctum, but OST sort of kept with the idea of all these songs fitting into the patchwork quilt of pop that I find such an appealing view).

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