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Music, All Shook Down The Disambiguation Page: Scott Walker Vs. Scott Walker

The Disambiguation Page: Scott Walker Vs. Scott Walker

If you haven't heard by now, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is dropping out of the GOP primary after falling to zero percent in the polls. This is significant for two reasons. First, because at one point, Gov. Walker, who…
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Music, All Shook Down Mike Patton and Secret Chiefs 3 Deliver a Rousing Take on Scott Walker's "Jacky"

Mike Patton and Secret Chiefs 3 Deliver a Rousing Take on Scott Walker's "Jacky"

So here's a little energetic vibration to rev up your afternoon: Mike Patton, guesting with Secret Chiefs 3 -- the project of Trey Spruance, Patton's Mr. Bungle collaborator -- covering (the hell out of) Scott Walker's "Jacky." (Which is itself…
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News, The Snitch City Family's Loathsome, Disingenuous, Idiotic Smear of Jeff Adachi

City Family's Loathsome, Disingenuous, Idiotic Smear of Jeff Adachi

One of the most tiring elements of living in the Internet age is the increasing use of superlatives -- i.e. "Worst. Meal. EVAR." So, it is with due consideration that we posit Prop. C backers' new ad claiming "THERE IS…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: A crime junkie gets robbed while drinking at the Attic

Bouncer: A crime junkie gets robbed while drinking at the Attic

Lots of things go through your head when you come home and find that your door has been kicked in, your house ransacked, and your stuff stolen. I'll spare you the basics (the feeling of being invaded, fear, and loss),…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Jamie Stewart's infinite sadness is exhausting

Jamie Stewart's infinite sadness is exhausting

Jamie Stewart is a morgue-serious songwriter. And yet it's impossible for me to take the Xiu Xiu frontman seriously. The ache in his indie rock takes introspective moping to such an exaggerated extreme it's difficult to endure with a straight…
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Music, Let's Get Killed New doc reveals many of Scott Walker’s mysteries

New doc reveals many of Scott Walker’s mysteries

On paper, Scott Walker is the perfect cult icon. The singer and composer's recording career has all the requisite sharp pivots and dark shadows that make for excellent record collector lore. He made drastic stylistic changes, from boy band icon…
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Calendar, Night&Day 30 Century Man

30 Century Man

Possessed of a lugubrious, histrionic baritone that could make the most trifling of pop ditties sound like a slow dance on the brink of apocalypse, Scott Walker may be the unlikeliest figure to maintain any presence on oldies radio, thanks…
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Music, Reviewed The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats is the name used by this singer/songwriter John Darnielle, who initially emerged during the golden age of cassette-released, lo-fi indie-folk circa '92. So, yeah, the dude is definitely one of them weathered indie-survivors. Now, my problem with…
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S.F. Exposed Your Nov. 1 articles "A Matter of Seconds" (Bay View) and "Shelter Skelter" were excellent exposes of our local government in action. It is time that the residents of San Francisco begin to question the attitudes and treatment…
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Candy From Babies

They are on sidewalks in neighborhoods all around San Francisco -- kids selling $5 candy from plastic bins, working the streets in pairs as evening falls. They're young, 12 to 16, and they hawk intensely, calling out dibs -- "I…
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