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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: 3844 – The Meaning of Life

3844 is, in fact, Mr. Christopher Hydinger, whose songs as the Music of Grayface have appeared on Ball of Waxes going back years. As I’ve written elsewhere, the Music of Grayface’s “Averybriefstory” was the highlight of an extremely strong Volume 5 for … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: LEGEND OF SKELL – The Meaning of Life

LEGEND OF SKELL’s take on the meaning of life is the most metal thing I can remember hearing on any Ball of Wax; it’s eight-plus minutes of thundering awesomeness – a welcome breath of molten air. First, who – or … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Invasion Boys – The Meaning of Life

Longtime Ball of Wax listeners should be familiar with the work of Mr. Kelly Minnis, formerly of Seattle but now well established in College Station, Texas. Kelly first showed up way back on Volume 1 with his long-running solo electronic … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: KAPtN AtAK, Strong Like Woman – The Meaning of Life

Lest you fear Ball of Wax 42 had surrendered entirely to the introspective and the mellow after its rump-shaking kickoff, KAPtN AtAK (aka Kelly Dale of Strong Like Woman) is here to bring the party back – the Meaning of … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Ju. – El Sentido de la Vida

Madrid’s Ju. (pronounced, I assume, like the English word ‘who,’ but I could be mistaken) is the newest international addition to the Ball of Wax coterie, and I couldn’t be more pleased to have them. The band first came to … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Levi Fuller – The Meaning of Life

Levi Fuller‘s “The Meaning of Life” bucks the Volume 42 trend of largely unintelligible vocals or abstract lyrics, presenting a straightforward narrative about finding books at Elliott Bay and movies at Scarecrow Video before stepping through the process of trying to sit … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Virgin of the Birds – The Meaning of Life

In this season of thankfulness, I would like to take a moment to declare my gratitude for the existence of Jon Rooney/Virgin of the Birds. Since his first appearance way back on Volume 5, he’s been one of the most … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Eggshells – De Betekenis Van Het Leven

Eggshells‘ take on the meaning of life comes to us in Dutch as “De Betekenis Van Het Leven.” Why Dutch? I don’t know – perhaps it’s a broad nod to masters like Rembrandt or Vermeer or the late century Noise … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Darryl Blood – The Meaning of Life

Darryl Blood‘s “The Meaning of Life” is the first of only a couple instrumental submissions to this volume, and it’s a gorgeous bit of composition via audio manipulation. Darryl has departed from his usual singer-songwriter/power-popper fare to deliver an electroacoustic … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Rob Anderson – The Meaning of Life

You might not know it from the full sound of this delightfully orchestrated recording, but this is actually a solo track from Rob Anderson, most known around these parts for his work leading the kitchen-sink indie-folk-rock outfit Day Laborers and … Continue reading

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