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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Year Four

It's a strange feeling for me to sit here and type this entry knowing it's a milestone of sorts, one that would probably go ignored under most other circumstances as “just another year.” --- I strongly remember sitting in the same spot -- at my desk with my computer in the kitchen -- because single people don't need a dining area, they need a damned office. When I typed up the post around the third year, I wasn't really sure where the blog was going from there, mainly because at the time I found myself unemployed and unsure whether people were still giving a damn.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Local Releases: Out With The Old, In With The New

We're headed into a new year in less than 48 hours, which means musicians shoveling whatever they've got left to beat the deadline, or saving what they've got for the next. --- The trend for December has been compilation albums, and one of the best of the year comes out of Utah County with the lengthy name Deer Child Presents : Winter Deer Vol.

Bringing in the New Year with the UHP

Every major holiday, the New Car Dealers of Utah proudly send out a press release announcing a donation to the Utah Highway Patrol to cover additional shifts to catch drunken drivers. --- The New Car Dealers, made up of 150 franchised new-car dealers in Utah, will again hand off $5,000 to the troopers on Dec. 31 in the UHP Murray offices.

Yep, another music Top 10 list!

Sure, you've probably had enough of A&E Top 10 lists for this year, but given that I was City Weekly's music editor for a good three-fourths of 2011, I reserve the right to chime in on my favorite listens of the year.--- As always, these are simply the albums that made their way into heavy rotation at my house, in my car and on my work computer—the music that obviously struck a chord with me, one way or another.

New Year's Downtown: the Good, Better & Ugly

On the brink of January 1, we may have to face it. After the final pop of EVE's fireworks, downtown life may return to normal, which is to say "crickets." --- It's hard to believe that for at least a month, the sidewalks have been lousy with humanity, just like in a real downtown.

Robert Paisola mixes it up with Occupy Las Vegas

The last I heard of former City Weekly cover subject Robert Paisola, he was moving to Las Vegas. Now it seems folks in Las Vegas are getting a taste of the Paisola treatment and, like some in Utah, regretting their association with him.---

Dead Port: Week 150

The corner where Port O' Call used to be in downtown Salt Lake City, 400 S. West Temple; closed since February 2009.

Dead Zephyr: Week 424

The Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Salt Lake Tribune: Headline Misadventures

Since we've recently raked the Deseret News over the coals for its front-page headline fiascoes, we can't really give The Salt Lake Tribune a pass on its own infractions. --- (I hasten to add that City Weekly is not without its own typo sin.

My Top 10 Pissed-Off Quotes from 2011

I'm looking back at the greatest collection of quotes of outrage from the past-pissed-off year. It’s the end of 2011, which means it’s time to trot out my list of the pissed.

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