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Baby Zebra Zen

If you are having trouble writing something then consider “killing your darlings.” We’re quite certain this was the advice of William Faulkner. If this does not work then think of a joke whereby a young child sees his sister in the morning and hears the word “baby” for the first time, then goes to the…

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Aronofsky Makes Sequel With Mother!

spoiler alerts. not that it matters. read on: I remember Requiem for a Dream being a real downer which had shocking and degrading scenes because it was real. If Darren Aronofsky had followed that up with another hyper-realistic, life-is-horrible show he would have been the next Harmony Korine.  Instead he made Black Swan and sold out by…

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French rap, a hidden gem

While rap music remains an American dominated genre’,  there are other countries and cultures where it thrives. In some cases, it even predates American rap, such as old school French rap. If you, like me, find “The Life of Pablo” pablum, then dust off these gems… MCSolar’s debut album in 1991 continues to influence French…

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Our Modern (Violent) Family

Why are families slowly becoming modern “violent” families? This evening I clicked from Breaking Bad to something else on Netflix. My recommended choices were serial killing (Dexter) pornography, sexual addiction, euthansia, perverted nurses and a cocktail of series on chemical addictions. Oh, and Breaking Bad, of course, features a hero that manufactures meth. After all, he has a family to…

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Lucifer Roars like a Charger

Yes, yet another Hellcat post. This time though, the Charger. The Hellcat in fury, in either iteration (Charger or Challenger) is like hearing Wagner in the original Teutonic. Caterwauling and over-the-top. While the Tesla has insane power, what it lacks, and this is important, is sound. The wail of a fueled V8 in full tune…

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The rise of Isaiah Small, a local rapper

Describing himself as “music-minded,” Isaiah Small has been musically active since age 3, starting first on the piano, making it an easy choice for his favorite instrument. He also describes the piano as the main structure of everything musical, making it crucial for his music. However, despite his early attraction to music it was not…

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The 27 Club

Jim Morrison of the doors, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix are all legends in the music world, and as legends, they share a lot in common.  Unfortunately, these artists all died at a young age. What age? 27. Although the most notable, they were not the only music artists to die…

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The Future of Drugs: Nature Rx

  Take this all with a grain of salt, as we are not medical professionals, however someday one of us will be. While there are many problems with the world today, there are also many solutions. These problems, however, are something that we at groovyman hate the most: Labeling. The world is nothing but labels:…

Not Your Average Drug PSA

Introduction  Darren Aronofsky created a cinematic masterpiece in 2000 with Requiem for a Dream. When asked what the movie represented, Aronofsky replied, “Ultimately the film is about the lengths people will go to escape their realities, and what happens when you chase after a fantasy.” Anything else? “Mostly, it’s about love. More specifically, it’s about what happens…