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You no longer have to take the word of the textbooks, this is what Prehensile Monkey-tailed Skink actually looked like

Remember how, several months ago, I told you that a 25 year old video of my Ann Arbor noise band, Prehensile Monkey-tailed Skink, had surfaced in Oregon, and how music journalist Dustin Krcatovich had made it his mission in life to track it down? Well, after teasing me with a few still shots, and a […]

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The ongoing influence of Ypsilanti’s Pleasuredome

A few nights ago, Linette wanted show me something in the book that she was reading. “It’s the new book by poet Amy Berkowitz,” she said, “and it mentions the Pleasuredome.” She handed me the book, telling me how, among other things, the narrative centered around fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and noise music… Here, for those […]

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How I abused my blender and saved my life

A few weeks ago, as you may remember, I suggested that a particularly horrific dream that I’d had involving Ted Cruz may have come to me because, just a few hours before going to sleep, I’d broken a “self-imposed, month-long ban on sugar, wheat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, processed foods, fried foods, and everything else that […]

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You only have until midnight to influence the course of global sausage eating history

Two adorable little boys in jumpsuits were seen parading a giant stuffed sausage through the streets of Ypsilanti yesterday in anticipation of Sunday’s third annual Wurst Challenge benefiting the work of FLY Children’s Art Center. As of right now, eleven individuals have entered this year’s Wurst Challenge. We won’t, however, know which ten will be […]

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Let the record show, Cre Fuller may be a bun smuggler, but he’s no wiener thief

It’s just come to my attention that a WEMU listener who heard my interview yesterday about this weekend’s Wurst Challenge thought I said that one of last year’s competitors – my friend Cre Fuller – ducked out with his 20 feet of sausage early in the competition and started selling it outside for his own […]

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