• Catchup I haven’t posted here this week, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been slacking. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately: Blu-ray Review: The Princess and the Frog (Dadnabbit) CD Review: Ratboy Jr., Smorgasbord (Dadnabbit) DVD Review: Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority (Popdose) Our Favorite Movie Time Machines (Rotten Tomatoes) CD Review: Goldfrapp, Head First (Eat Sleep […] Jeff Giles 0 min read March 26, 2010
  • Children by the Million Like a lot of people I know, I’m deeply saddened by the news of Alex Chilton’s sudden death…and also like them, I suspect I’ll be spending most of the day listening to Big Star tomorrow. Words may come later. Tonight…music. Keep An Eye On The Sky – Big S… Jeff Giles 0 min read March 17, 2010
  • Clips Pair of new articles up at Dadnabbit today: A review of the new Rubinoos kids’ album, Biff-Boff-Boing!, and reviews of Disney’s first four Studio Ghibli deluxe DVD/Blu-ray titles. Jeff Giles 0 min read March 17, 2010
  • Hallowed Ground Temperatures are above 50 degrees here for the first time in months, which means, I guess, that spring is just around the corner — and for some reason, this time of year always makes me think of the spring of 1990. I’m not sure why, really. It wasn’t that great of a time for me; […] Jeff Giles 3 min read March 16, 2010
  • She & Him & Me Girls want to be Zooey Deschanel, and guys want to do her. If there’s another reason for She & Him’s popularity, I haven’t been able to figure it out, and their new album just reinforces that — it’s the kind of record that deserves to be titled Volume Two. About the only thing that stands […] Jeff Giles 1 min read March 15, 2010
  • Guest Zone I’ll be a tad scarce around the Web over the next few days, as my sister is visiting with her boyfriend (who brought me two bottles of bourbon — score!), but I’m still keeping busy. In the meantime, snuggle up with my latest Rotten Tomatoes feature, which takes a look at Matt Damon’s ten best-reviewed […] Jeff Giles 0 min read March 11, 2010
  • Just a Little Haiku At the beginning of 1996, my life was the kind of half-mess, half-awesome blend that only makes sense when you’re cruising through your early 20s. I was living in my buddy Rahul’s spare bedroom and working a pair of nowhere part-time jobs, but I was also in the studio working on my first album and […] Jeff Giles 2 min read March 10, 2010
  • Thaw Much as I dread the symphony of bloodsucking bugs that comes with spring and summer, there’s something about the first few days after the mercury rises above 40 out here. Jackets off, windows down…and that snow on the ground melts away, a few centimeters at a time. Jeff Giles 0 min read March 8, 2010
  • Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem My first experience with the band was reviewing their new kids’ album, Ranky Tanky, due out at the end of the month. They’ve got some pretty righteous roots music for grownups, too: Big Old Life – Rani Arbo & Dai… Jeff Giles 0 min read March 8, 2010
  • Awake Yes, I’m still here, even though this space hasn’t been updated since October, due to a glitch between my WordPress installation and Twitter Tools (one which I haven’t been able to fix no matter what I do, so I’m giving up). After a year of forwarding this URL to Popdose, I reactivated Jefitoblog because, although […] Jeff Giles 1 min read March 8, 2010