Tag Archives: Holiday

Indie Canon Inductee: The Magnetic Fields

21 Mar

The Magnetic Fields was founded by Stephin Merritt in Boston in 1990 where he and bandmate/high school friend, Claudia Gonson, were living at the time (check out the adorable photo-booth still of the two above).

I might as well get this out of the way right now…Stephin Merritt is getting inducted into the Indie Canon for being the songwriter, lead vocalist, producer and mutli-instrumentalist behind The Magnetic Fields as well as Continue reading

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale

29 Dec

Some breweries just get it.  Every distributed brewery has a marketing department of some kind.  Judging by the amount of beer available at any given beverage center (back in Buffalo, they call them party stores) it’s no easy task to make sure you stand out from the crowd.  I mean, I’ll occasionally buy a beer because its label looks cool.  I’m no more oblivious to bright colors and fancy scripts as the next guy.  I’ll buy based on style of beer more than anything, but breweries have to know I’m spending upwards of a half hour looking up and down at the same shelves hoping I’ll notice their brand.  There’s always a different school of thought in how they get you to look their way.   There is the big-swinging-dick approach, where places like Stone Brewery more or less question your manhood by daring you to try one of their beers.  There’s the fancy swirling art motif employed by Continue reading