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Cober

Show Date: January 9, 2003

Cober. What can I say about Cober? "It's hard to get over a woman with that low of a vocal range," said April, our visiting imaginary girl friend. You could definitely say that. Then I thought: perhaps that's part of the point; you're not supposed to get over this band easily, like a malingering broken […]

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Spanish for 100

Show Date: January 7, 2003

Finally: an alt-country sound with a bit more country than alt. Kinda like a de-Rhetted Old 97's. It's Spanish for 100. They were almost 70's rock arena sounding…? No, that's not quite it. But somehow when I heard them play, it evoked some sorta Neil Young-esque outdoor festival show, a peaceful easy feeling. But in […]

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Best Films of 2003

I'm a lil' bit late with my top-10 list, so I'll spare you a long-winded prelim summation of the cinematic year. How about an introductory haiku instead? 2003: The year that was Sofie, Bill, Scarlett,Y'all made me so happy ISaw your movie thrice! My favorite films of 2003: 1. LOST IN TRANSLATION Genius filmmaker Sofia […]

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Best Films of 2002

It was an excellent year at the movies. Festivals galore (SIFF, SUFF, Women in Cinema, the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Fest); ever-groovy calendar programs at the Little Theatre and Grand Illusion; Warren Report, Sneak, and Cinema Seattle screenings… And the films themselves. New works by old masters (Polanski, Miyazaki, Almodóvar) and contemporary auteurs (Haynes, […]

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Best of 2003: Top 10 Local/Northwest Imaginary Albums of the Year

Since the top five on this list all also appear on our Top 10 overall imaginary albums of the year list, we’ve added some Honorable Mention local bands! #1 The Postal Service — Give Up (Sub Pop) Winning our imaginary best of 2003 by overwhelming majority, the Postal Service gorgeously blend the electronic delicacy of […]

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Best of 2003: Top 10 Imaginary Albums of the Year

The top ten releases of 2003 as voted on by you, our imaginary readers! #1 The Postal Service — Give Up (Sub Pop) Winning our imaginary best of 2003 by overwhelming majority, the Postal Service gorgeously blend the electronic delicacy of Dntel with the effortless vocal bliss of Ben Gibbard (plus stellar girlie cameos from […]

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The Capillaries

Show Date: January 7, 2003

It's about time for the first great Christmas song I've heard released since the early 80's! {Think Bandaid's "Do They Know it's Christmas" and The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping… with the 1985 "Last Christmas" by George Michael almost-but-not-quite qualifying}. And now… "Presents wrapped like secrets that I don't wanna know. Kissless and forsaken under mocking mistletoe…" […]

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