Author Archives: Leaman

New Order – Substance private remaster

I’ve done a few vinyl rips (that is, recording vinyl records onto computer audio files) of some of my rare LPs that haven’t made it to CD. It’s a long process, but fun and worth it when somebody else enjoys … Continue reading

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Blog status update

I originally started this blog to post my Mad Men reviews, which were longer takes on my posts at the Mad Men subreddit‘s rewatch of the show. The rewatch effort over there has fizzled out for now. And I’m not … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 201: “For Those Who Think Young”

The second season of Mad Men finds the show settling into its groove. As great as Season 1 was (it did win the Emmy for Best Dramatic Series), it feels a tad disjointed in comparison to the rest of the … Continue reading

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Rock 1967, 50 years later, part 1: Love, Forever Changes

This is the first of a five-part series where I look back at seven of my favorite albums from one of rock’s most storied years, 1967, and how they hold up 50 years later. Love were the original kings of … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 113: “The Wheel”

In the first season finale, Pete continues to trend downward, as he’s hen-pecked at home for not getting Trudy pregnant yet and feeling powerless at the office. After gaining the Clearisil account from his father-in-law, Don promotes Peggy to junior … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 112: “Nixon vs. Kennedy”

Sterling Cooper throws an election night party that gets out of hand. Ken Cosgrove finds a pithy stage play written by Paul Kinsey, which is acted out and reveals the author’s many insecurities. Harry Crane cheats on his wife with … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 111: “Indian Summer”

Chickens come home to roost, as Mad Men deals with the fallout of several recent events: Roger’s heart attack, Peggy’s success writing copy for Belle Jolie, and Don pushing away both his half-brother and his wife outĀ of his personal life. … Continue reading

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