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LITERATURE

 » Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]

MUSIC

 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

MUSIC

 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
»Robyn
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Lisbon
Fat Possum


Name: Phillip Buchan

Position: LAS Contributor

Location: Athens, GA

Biography: HOBBIES/INTERESTS/FREETIME ACTIVITIES: college radio, literature, writing, buying records, going to shows, talking to my friends, learning -- pretty much the same stuff that all of us priveledged, (pseudo?)intellectual Americans are into.

TEN DESERT ISLAND DISCS:
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Slint - Spiderland
Pedro the Lion - It's Hard to Find a Friend
Television - Marquee Moon
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency and I
Fugazi - 13 Songs
Hum - Downward Is Heavenward
Mineral - The Power of Failing
The Appleseed Cast - Mare Vitalis
Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

CURRENT INFATUATION / HEAVY ROTATION: Neil Young, Yes, Ride, Smashing Pumpkins, bowling, ginger ale, pepperoni sandwiches, Atlas Shrugged

FIVE FAVORITE BANDS:
My Bloody Valentine
Hum
Sonic Youth
Jawbreaker
Sunny Day Real Estate

FIVE FAVORITE FILMS/FILMMAKERS:
Bottlerocket
Rushmore
High Fidelity
Adaptation
The Sandlot

FIVE FAVORITE BOOKS/AUTHORS:
Flannery O'Connor
Thomas Hardy
JD Salinger
Ayn Rand
Toni Morrison

FIVE FAVORITE ARTISTS:
Kevin Shields
Flannery O'Connor
Blake Schwarzenbach
Wes Anderson
Jeff Suffering

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO TAKE LAS/WHERE DO YOU WANT LAS TO TAKE YOU:
I'd like to heap praise upon and draw attention to inspring, pure pieces of art, while calling out mediocrity and refusing to hand out empty platitudes. I'd like there to be a palpable excitement when I write about an album I love. Will I always convey that feeling? No, but I would like to sharpen my skills. I'd like to see LAS' music coverage become a passionate alternative to so much of the other rock "journalism" on the web.

MOST MEMORABLE LIFE EXPERIENCE:
Discovering my faith and learning more about it each day.

SUM YOURSELF UP IN ONE SENTECE:
I'll quote No Knife here -- "Fuck your slow death scene/ we want a riot for romance!"

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