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That Tom Brady

July 31st, 2015

by Jim Shearer

How about that Tom Brady?

I don’t have to go over the incident again, do I? My mother-in-law—who only likes Sunday football because it means TJ Maxx will be less crowded—even knows about “Deflategate.”

A few months after the infamous deflation of footballs, the NFL suspended Brady for four games. Many pundits thought the penalty would be reduced after he appealed, but it was upheld—even after 10 hours of testimony. Yes, 10 freakin’ hours!

Following the Deflategate game in January, Brady told the press that he wasn't aware of any wrongdoing. I believed him.

But then something strange happened:


(above: Tom Brady answering questions about under-inflated footballs.)

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July 22nd, 2015


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July 15th, 2015


New music from Veruca Salt, Years and Years, Ezra Furman, Bilal, and Jeff Rosenstock; an explanation on why new music is being released on Friday; Music Headlines of the Week; and a special treat for anyone named Allison.
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July 3rd, 2015

by Jim Shearer

This week my good friend (and excellent drummer) Steve tweeted me a link prefaced with one single word: CREED.

Nine years ago our band made a music video for a song called “Apollo Creed.” I assumed he was just reminiscing, but when I clicked on the link I noticed a movie trailer. I smiled, thinking that Steve ironically sent me a link for a documentary on the band Creed.

Ha, good one Steve!

It probably took me a good four seconds to realize that the shirtless man I originally thought was Scott Stapp was actor Michael B. Jordan, who with a mustache looks a lot like—oh, I get it now—APOLLO CREED!

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July 2nd, 2015


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FREE FOR ALL (Milkit Radio) June 21, 2015

June 25th, 2015


This week I chat with Lucy & Gwendolyn Giles from the band Dog Party, discuss why I'm torn on Taylor Swift's Open Letter to Apple, talk about the state of protest music in 2015, and play new songs from Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Wolf Alice, and Desaparecidos.
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June 17th, 2015


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June 11th, 2015


In the latest episode of the FREE FOR ALL you'll hear new music from Muse, The Vaccines, Years & Years, and Monophonics, as I discuss the Katy/Taylor feud and Apple's new streaming service. 

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March 10th, 2015


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