Discography: Fugazi, Part 3: Steady Diet of Nothing

I hadn’t realized until this moment that I associate most Fugazi records with specific seasons. “13 Songs” was a winter album. “Repeater” was a summer album. “Steady Diet of Nothing” took me back to winter.That’s appropriate, given that winters where I grew up were long and boorish, a seemingly infinite slog of depression. “Steady Diet”…… Continue reading Discography: Fugazi, Part 3: Steady Diet of Nothing

Faith No More’s “Angel Dust” is Gloriously Adolescent

I don’t mean that the album is transitional, I mean that the album is the perfect encapsulation of being a teenager, perhaps more specifically a white boy not living in a city.I would love to think that my teen years were grunge, but that’s probably more the romanticized view than anything else. The reality is…… Continue reading Faith No More’s “Angel Dust” is Gloriously Adolescent

Rewatching Buffy: Season Five

Season five of Buffy is my second favorite, behind the third season.  It’s more consistent than seasons two or four, but the overall story arc (and the main villain) pale in comparison to season three.Dawn Finally Arrives/Origins of the SlayerThis is probably an unpopular opinion, but I liked the addition of Dawn to the cast. …… Continue reading Rewatching Buffy: Season Five