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Drilling Holes in the Wall · 22h ago

The Art of the Sell: The League of Honest Coffee Lovers

  Because on weary days like this one, I believe this is indeed a flag I would march under. MORE COFFEE IN OUR COFFEE OR FIGHT! Other entries in this series can be found by clicking on the “...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 1d ago

College Countdown: CMJ Top 250 Songs, 1979 – 1989, 28 – 26

28. Big Country, “In a Big Country” When trying to introduce a band to an international audience, there are worse strategies that releasing an anthemic single that has the group’s name right...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 3d ago

From the Archive: Bay Day

Nine years ago today, I conducted an experiment in masochism. The particulars are explained well enough below, so I’ll not offer no additional retrospective preamble. Enjoy my pain. In the s...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 4d ago

One for Friday: The Woggles, “Get Tough”

Any travel is full of the unexpected, I suppose. It comes with traversing unfamiliar terrain. But my recent jaunt to the Pacific Northwest brought an especially jarring moment, although cert...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 5d ago

Playing Catch-Up: The Hot Rock, Krisha, Tiger Shark

The Hot Rock (Peter Yates, 1972). This adaptation of a Donald Westlake novel — featuring a screenplay that was William Goldman’s first produced work following his Oscar win for Butch Cassidy...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 5d ago

The Art of the Sell: Moon Knight

These posts celebrate the movie trailers, movie posters, commercials, print ads, and other promotional material that stand as their own works of art.  I’ve long held an affection for Moon Kn...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 6d ago

Bait Taken: 5 of the Best Stephen King Adaptations Ever

There are many building blocks of the internet, but the cornerstones are think pieces, offhand lists, and other hollow provocations meant to stir arguments and, therefore, briefly redirect w...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 1W ago

Beers I Have Known: Heater Allen Pils

This series of posts is dedicated to the many, many six packs, pony kegs and pints that have sauntered into my life at one point or another. Dear Portland, Back in the earliest years of the ...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 1W ago

College Countdown: CMJ Top 250 Songs, 1979 – 1989, 31 – 29

31. Adam and the Ants, “Antmusic” “We name our music ‘antmusic’ to prevent classification and bracketing from other people,” Adam Ant told Tom Snyder when he appeared on Tomorrow to promote ...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 1W ago

From the Archive: Smart People

When I was reviewing films for a weekly radio show, I had to see practically everything that came through our modest little college town. In the few years after I had a diploma and no regula...