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2004 Stories by John Goddard

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  • The Munificent Seven

    published December 29, 2004

    WED 12/29 Contrary to common belief, Kwanzaa is not a replacement for Christmas or any other holiday. Founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga... More >>

  • Bellyfeel

    published December 29, 2004

    For ten years, St. Louis alt-industrial outfit Bellyfeel has fought in the war we refer to as "national exposure" and won more than a few... More >>

  • Casanosa

    published December 22, 2004

    MON 12/27 Raja, if you were a human, this would be a tough birthday for you. Twelve years old, not a boy and not yet a man, with... More >>

  • The Friction Tape

    published December 22, 2004

    In the early days of radio, canned music wasn't the only thing whizzing through the ionosphere and into the boom boxes of America. Comedy, drama... More >>

  • Brian Henneman

    published December 22, 2004

    'Tis not only the season for giving and receiving, but also for upholding traditions. It's the time of year when Aunt Fern puts too much nutmeg in... More >>

  • Patrick Sweany Band

    published December 22, 2004

    St. Louis is the second home of the blues, so it's not surprising that St. Louisans have the luxury of hearing blues music at nearly every turn.... More >>

  • Jimmy Eat World

    published December 15, 2004

    Jim Adkins may have the prettiest panty-whisper of all emo frontmen, but Jimmy Eat World has (sort of) outgrown the "emo" tag that few... More >>

  • Call the Doctor

    published December 8, 2004

    It's more than a little depressing to realize how we as a nation took Doc Severinsen for granted. For 30-odd years, the flamboyantly dressed... More >>

  • Two Tickets to Paradise

    published December 1, 2004

    Like Bob Seger, only less rocklike, affable palooka Eddie Money struck gold with his airy rasp and exasperated everyman persona. In the '80s Money... More >>

  • Get a Room

    published November 24, 2004

    Do you usually spend Thanksgiving Friday sitting around on your ass, downing pint glasses of giblet gravy? Such pastimes are admirable and... More >>

  • Abridged over Troubled Waters

    published November 17, 2004

    College students, rejoice: Even though finals loom on your horizon and you've frittered away the past month shtupping hookers (vicariously,... More >>

  • Phat-wa!

    published November 17, 2004

    Charlotte, North Carolina, the "City of Positive Energy," has given us Toastchee peanut-butter crackers, Captains Wafers and Sour Bloops (courtesy... More >>

  • Hans and Hector

    published November 10, 2004

    Classical music has its share of otherworldly sonatas, fugues, concertos and operas, but of all the compositional formats, it is the requiem alone... More >>

  • Wee Man

    published November 10, 2004

    When we heard Bob Schneider would be visiting St. Louis again this year, Unreal's being was suffused with love for mankind. (Okay, maybe it was... More >>

  • The Other Season

    published November 3, 2004

    She sat by quietly, bringing beer to you and your buds when you beckoned, accommodating your good mood when the boys won and consoling you when... More >>

  • Yowie

    published November 3, 2004

    Listening to Yowie's debut release is like watching the capuchin monkeys of Saskatchewan beating a piñata with lengths of the province's... More >>

  • Pleased to Meet Mir

    published October 27, 2004

    SAT 10/30 In early 2004 President Bush boldly claimed that America would take to outer space with a vengeance, re-conquering the moon... More >>

  • The Fabulous Lunts

    published October 13, 2004

    Would the world of film be markedly different if Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne had acted in more than one "talkie"? The husband and wife were the... More >>

  • Logspotting

    published October 6, 2004

    The Scots have been throwing heavy objects for sport since the Romans dubbed them the Scotti, but the well-loved Scottish games aren't rooted only... More >>

  • Join Other Tennists

    published October 6, 2004

    SAT 10/9 In less time than it took Jennifer Capriati (and some questionable officiating) to defeat Serena Williams at this year's U.S.... More >>

  • Head Over Heels

    published September 29, 2004

    SUN 10/3 You've got to hand it to St. Louis: We're exploring every possible angle when it comes to reliving the 1904 World's Fair.... More >>

  • How Great Is Faust Park?

    published September 22, 2004

    Let's be honest. Forest Park gets all the breaks: World's Fair, museums, balloon races, a giant Ferris wheel. It's like the straight-A high-school... More >>

  • All Hail Kong

    published September 15, 2004

    MON 9/20 In the introduction to his collection of poems, The Complete Book of Kong, William Trowbridge simultaneously admits the... More >>

  • Concert Series Ain't Dead

    published September 1, 2004

    Seems like summer in St. Louis is synonymous with "concert series." You always know when the bestest (and sweatiest) season is coming to a close... More >>

  • Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby

    published August 11, 2004

    Earlier this year Concord released The Original Jam Sessions: 1969, a collection of remastered tape transfers bearing painlessly lethal... More >>

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