Tag Archives: noise

There was never a plan for navigating the aftermath of Soleimani’s killing

As it’s been reported that, several days before the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, Donald Trump had told members of his Mar-a-Lago golf club that his administration would soon be delivering a “big” response to the Iranian regime, we can assume that the administration had time to plan not just the killing itself, but […]

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R. Crumb on the death of authentic American music

While I have friends who play in bands, and, on occasion, even make music myself, I rarely, if ever, listen to anything recorded after the start of World War II. Yes, every once in a while I pull out a record by the Ramones, Television or the Velvet Underground, but, for the most part, I […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Thom Elliott

MARK: So, Thom, I hear that you’re going to be leaving us sometime soon. What’s up? I’m hoping it wasn’t anything that anyone said on my site. THOM: No such luck. My life is in a time of great transition… I’m getting married, finishing my degree at EMU, and trying to decided what to do […]

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An ambitious new noise project is launched

Today, over lunch, I mentioned to my friend Pete that it had been several weeks since anyone had asked to be my friend on Facebook. (I’d like to think that we’re unique, but I suspect old bandmates the world over talk about the same kind of nonsense when they get together over inexpensive Indian food.) […]

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Wolf Eyes on The Office

On Thursday night, if you watched The Office, you heard the music of the Ann Arbor-based noise band Wolf Eyes. The piece used, entitled The Driller, was released by Sub Pop in 2006. I’ve asked Nate what other sitcoms he’d like to produce music for, but I’ve yet to receive a response. Speaking of Wolf […]

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