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2004 Stories by Rob Harvilla

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  • Smells Like Indie Spirit

    published December 22, 2004

    Ever find yourself missing the word alternative as a concept, a signifier, a lifestyle? Nowadays, any dudes-with-guitars collective either has to... More >>

  • Not Quite the Bomb, Mom

    published November 24, 2004

    Let it be known that I do not take the release of a new U2 album -- or the public disparaging of same -- lightly. Harsh personal experience... More >>

  • Krypton Rock

    published November 3, 2004

    "Superman is one of the most recognizable characters on the planet," says Steve Younis, a 33-year-old graphic designer who runs More >>

  • Die, Jeff Buckley, Die!

    published October 13, 2004

    Jeff Buckley needs to die. Again. Like that photo of Michael J. Fox's parents in Back to the Future, his beloved image -- swoony alt-rock... More >>

  • Jill Scott

    published September 22, 2004

    In the Neo-Soul Diva pantheon, Lauryn Hill is the fallen angel, Alicia Keys is the cash cow and Erykah Badu is the bazooka-toting enigma, but... More >>

  • Rock Opera of Ages

    published September 1, 2004

    These new "rock musicals" are only coming through on the second part of the name. You can attribute part of the artistic debacle that is Movin'... More >>

  • Ultimate Rock Fantasy

    published August 11, 2004

    Behold, underachieving, Internet-surfing cubicle-dweller of corporate America: Your next great workplace distraction awaits. For we have invented... More >>

  • The Wizard of Ozz

    published August 4, 2004

    If we made a movie, it'd leave Spinal Tap behind," declared Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi upon the recent release of Black Box: The... More >>

  • Fevered Pitch

    published June 30, 2004

    It turns out the funniest Onion-esque fake news story penned so far this year did not spring from The Onion. No, Sub Pop Records --... More >>

  • His Name Is Prince

    published April 28, 2004

    The Great Super Bowl Rogue-Breast Disaster of 2004 reached truly epic levels of overexposure, with every pundit, columnist, blogger and dude... More >>

  • iPod, youPod

    published February 25, 2004

    It was at approximately 3:30 in the morning, as I sat in my parents' basement loading my father's Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1... More >>

  • Crazy Howard in the Mix

    published January 28, 2004

    Like most politically minded Americans, Jonathan Barlow tuned in Monday night to watch Howard Dean go batshit-loonball crazy. You've seen it.... More >>

  • Hip to be Square

    published January 14, 2004

    Sting's nose hair. Like a shining beacon in the night, like a hypnotic siren's song lulling you into sweet submission, like the amber waves of... More >>

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