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2005 Stories by Kristyn Pomranz

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  • Beat Happenings

    published December 28, 2005

    I was dreamin' when I wrote this: ...forgive me if I go astray. You wanna party like it's 1999? Too bad, Prince! It's 2005! Here's how we... More >>

  • Frozen Food Section

    published December 28, 2005

    It's twelve a.m. on a Monday night. All of your favorite delivery places are closed and you just cannot stomach another drive through Del Taco.... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published December 28, 2005

    The eccentric electro-rock of Polarized Mind makes me want to do three things: dress up, boogie down and befriend both of its members. The... More >>

  • Silent Night

    published December 21, 2005

    Cold as Ice My parents are no concert slouches: They saw the Who in their 1960s heyday and have... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published December 21, 2005

    Jingle Bell Rock: With the onslaught of Christmas events, Beat Happenings is taking it upon herself to reconfigure and give you more... More >>

  • Chloe Day

    published December 21, 2005

    Chloe Day is my favorite local act gone national (shh, don't tell Murphy Lee). With a little-girl croon that sounds half-seductive,... More >>

  • Turn It Up, Mr. Prez!

    published December 14, 2005

    The Spin Doctors' heyday arguably began and ended with 1991's Pocket Full of Kryptonite, although the smoldering new song "Can't Kick the... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published December 14, 2005

    Happy HoliGLTBA: What are your favorite holiday memories? When you received your first Popple at age six? When you baked your first... More >>

  • Cake on Cake

    published December 14, 2005

    What is it about Nordic nations that triggers innovative pop music? Must be something in the ice — or icing, in the case of Cake on... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published December 7, 2005

    Funkadelic: Ol' Uncle Marty used to say that there are two kinds of funk: music and the smell of napalm in the morning. So when Make It... More >>

  • SONiA and disappear fear

    published December 7, 2005

    If the Indigo Girls just don't spell their name eccentrically enough for your taste, then bow your head to the curiously capitalized SONiA and... More >>

  • Pappadam Preach

    published November 30, 2005

    SAT 12/3 Face it: We like Jesus better when he's singing and dancing. From Godspell to Jesus Christ Superstar, it's... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published November 30, 2005

    Birthright: When you name a kid "Harmony," her career track is essentially preordained. And if she rebels and becomes a doctor or... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published November 23, 2005

    If babies were to sing the blues...they would sound something like this: "I got diaper rash (nah-nah-na-nah)/From sittin' in poo... More >>

  • Pomeroy

    published November 23, 2005

    Surname similarity first prompted my interest in Pomeroy, but with a press of the "play" button, their bass riffs shattered glass to... More >>

  • Christ, What a Book

    published November 16, 2005

    FRI 11/18 Over the last quarter-century, blood-happy Anne Rice has interviewed vampires, thieved bodies, damned Queens and even... More >>

  • Double Feature

    published November 16, 2005

    Feature Films April's Shower (unrated) Trish Doolan. Take a roomful of good-looking lesbians, a porn star named Spring... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published November 16, 2005

    Spelling B: You can't spell BandB without "Band"! But if you're wondering why you'd want to spell BandB in the first place, well,... More >>

  • Avoid Mall Rats

    published November 9, 2005

    SUN 11/13 Shopping around the holidays can be incredibly painful, so some people (present company included) choose a day toward the... More >>

  • Films Without Borders

    published November 9, 2005

    FEATURE FILMS: Beyond the Rocks (unrated) Sam Wood. Beyond the Rocks was presumed lost for more than 80 years. But then,... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published November 9, 2005

    Look at those cans! At the bottom of the Statue of Billiken, there's a poem that reads: "Give me your Wire, your poor, your Barenaked... More >>

  • The Juliana Theory

    published November 9, 2005

    In 2000, The Juliana Theory released Emotion Is Dead, an album whose ominous title prompted studded-belted emo kids everywhere to... More >>

  • Danse Macabre

    published November 2, 2005

    Like faded postcards of watercolor scenes scrawled over with words of longing, Athens, Georgia's Phosphorescent maps inner and outer landscapes... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published November 2, 2005

    Showcase Me St. Louis: When out-of-towners come to visit, we're supposed to show 'em St. Louis. We take them to the Arch, the Landing, the... More >>

  • Jane Monheit

    published November 2, 2005

    There is one universal jazz truth: Ella Fitzgerald was the First Lady of song. Thanks to her effortless vocals, she could master any piece --... More >>

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