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Music, All Shook Down Adele's "Skyfall" James Bond Theme: Why Does She Sound So Sleepy?

Adele's "Skyfall" James Bond Theme: Why Does She Sound So Sleepy?

Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Like everyone else on Earth, we are huge Adele fans. When 19 came out, we had our minds blown by the sheer passion and power on display from this absurdly young woman, and couldn't help but…
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News, Sucka Free City Sunrise, Sunset: A Realtor Hopes to Rename an S.F. Neighborhood

Sunrise, Sunset: A Realtor Hopes to Rename an S.F. Neighborhood

Before 1887, the Inner Sunset was like San Francisco's massive sandbox, all fog, marsh, and sand-stretched miles. There were no trees, no electrical poles, and few buildings. On a clear evening, residents could observe an ocean sunset. It makes sense,…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. John Barry: Appreciating the Composer's Widespread Legacy

R.I.P. John Barry: Appreciating the Composer's Widespread Legacy

British composer John Barry has died at age 77 of a heart attack, leaving behind three ex-wives and a widow, four Grammys, a few Oscars, an Order of the British Empire, and -- most importantly -- a wealth of lush,…
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Music, Reviewed Goldfrapp

Goldfrapp

Eight years ago, English electronic act Goldfrapp (singer Alison Goldfrapp and composer Will Gregory) introduced themselves with Felt Mountain, a collection of moody, John Barry–inspired numbers that positioned the duo as logical heirs to Portishead. On subsequent discs, however, Goldfrapp…
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Music, Reviewed Harmonic 33

Harmonic 33

The title of this album is more wishful thinking than factual description. Each of the luxurious pieces on Harmonic 33's second LP could've served as soundtrack fodder for film, television, and radio programs -- if such programs actually existed. Other…
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Cothran

Little League vs. Bush League Neighborhood development is San Francisco's public Rorschach test. When spade hits soil, we exhibit our better or more lunatic angels. Sometimes, neighbors get on the Internet, organize politically, and without asking for government intervention, forestall…
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