Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ball of Wax 27! February 23rd at the Sunset

Friends! I have some exciting news for you, but first I hope you will wish us a happy blog birthday. Yes, our first post on Blog of Wax was almost exactly one year ago! I am so proud of us, … Continue reading

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Interview with Carlos Forster, Who Is Touring the West Coast

I reviewed Carlos Forster‘s new album, Family Trees, last year on this very blog. A couple of years ago, I wrote a short, somewhat random posthumous tribute to Forster’s former band, For Stars, on Fensepost. Forster is about to set … Continue reading

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Blog of Wax Legal Corner: What Is This SOPA thing?

Welcome, Ball of Wax listener. Today much of the web is protesting something called SOPA. It’s like the Internet declared a snow day. What the hell is SOPA and what does it mean for Ball of Wax? SOPA is proposed … Continue reading

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Download Ollie Byrd’s Barrel O’ Fun for Free

It’s been a long time since we heard from former Seattleite Ollie Byrd (Orlando, I hope you know how lucky you are). That’s not true, actually; I get e-mails and Facebook updates from him all the time. But it’s been … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Had!

In hindsight, I should have known there was something fishy about this whole “Damien Fairchild” story. The songs – however sweet and innocent and charming – were just a bit too good, too sharp and well-produced, to be the product … Continue reading

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