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Earlier Rants
(Even Earlier Rants for 2001)

January 2006
1/2: Altrok Radio's Grind-Up For 2006

November 2005
11/2: Do The Right Thing

October 2005
10/27: A Rocket Incident
10/24: A Commuter's Story
10/5: Extort Reform

September 2005
9/22: Time Heals All Fools
9/19: Attack Of The Zombies
9/13: The Devil Is In Your Radio
9/8: Informed 'Entertain'ment
9/6: Beer And BonJovi

August 2005
8/19: A Stiffy of a Summer
8/11: Perhaps Some Chinese Lanterns?
8/9: Siren Songs Filled The Air
8/8: The Altrok Listener 7: A Surprising Discovery
8/2: Pay-For-Lame
8/1: Big Is The New Small

July 2005
7/28: Mouse Talks, Baron Walks
7/13: The Altrok Listener #6
7/11: Is Eight Enough?

June 2005
6/27: The Altrok Listener #5
6/23: Yours, Mine And Ours
6/22: The Altrok Listener #4
6/15: Jack: Off.
6/13: The Altrok Listener #3
6/8: Bawling The Jack
6/6: The Altrok Listener #2

May 2005
5/31: The Altrok Listener
5/27: Portable Altrok Radio
5/9: On Bad Books Becoming Bad Movies...
5/4: Matt Would've Played That... V
5/2: On Reality TV...

April 2005
4/27: He Who Walks Among Us
4/25: On Lawyers II...
4/22: Altrok's New Adds 071
4/20: Dialogue And Denial
4/18: On Lawyers...
4/15: Altrok's New Adds 070
4/13: Lists! And Teeth!
4/6: Girl Play
4/4: On Arranging The Bedroom...
4/1: Altrok's New Adds 068

March 2005
3/30: Droughts And Floods
3/28: On Starting School...
3/25: Altrok's New Adds 067
3/21: On Auditioning New TV Shows...
3/16: Would You Like A Napkin?
3/14: On Telephones...
3/10: Alternative or not Alternative: This is the Question.
3/9: You And Your Sick Day
3/8: Altrok Radio 065
3/7: On Ruining The Favorite Movies Of The Ones You Love...
3/3: Today I Am Sad
3/2: Cuts You Up
3/1: Altrok Radio 064

February 2005
2/28: On Dirty Ink Blots And Childrenís TV...
2/24: The Greatest TV Show Ever, Even More
2/23: A Link Pile
2/22: Altrok Radio 063
2/21: On Losing Things...
2/15: Altrok Radio 062
2/9: Cher And Cher Alike
2/8: Altrok Radio 061
2/2: Blurt Instrument
2/1: Altrok Radio 060

January 2005
1/26: Snapshot
1/25: Altrok Radio 059
1/19: "Reality"
1/14: Who Killed WHFS?
1/12: "You May Ask Yourself, 'Why Don't My Clothes Fit?'"
1/7: The 2004 Altrok Radio Ground 100
1/5: Just A Little Bit of History Repeating
1/4: Altrok Radio's Grind-Up For 2004

December 2004
12/29: Altrok Radio: Best Of The Year
12/22: Matters Of Taste
12/21: Altrok Radio's Christmas Special
12/16: Matt Would Have Played That... IV
12/15: U-Turns
12/14: Altrok Radio 057
12/10: What a Beautiful Green Day
12/8: Herald Pint-er
12/7: Altrok Radio 056
12/6: Review: The Raspberries at House Of Blues, Cleveland, OH
12/3: Stiffy On TV
12/2: Review: The Residents' Commercial Album DVD
12/1: Act Your Age

November 2004
11/30: Altrok Radio 055
11/29: In The Altrok Session Suite: Spiraling
11/17: Mel: He Just Doesnít Get It
11/17: Patience
11/16: Altrok Radio 054
11/15: Can There Only Be One?
11/10: Give, And Take No Junk
11/9: Altrok Radio 053
11/2: Altrok Radio 052
11/1: Keep It Peel

October 2004
10/27: Sugar Headache
10/26: Altrok Radio 051
10/14: Another Fall
10/13: A Day In The Life
10/12: Matt Would Have Played That... III
10/6: Rent-A-Redhead

September 2004
9/30: Big Brother Canít Dance, But Stiffy Can!
9/29: Happy Holiday!
9/27: On Trial: Hamell On Trial
9/23: Matt Would Have Played That... II
9/22: Avian Fever
9/17: Sad to See You Go, Goodbye
9/15: A Flu For All Seasons
9/14: Matt Would Have Played That... I
9/10: Alice Cooper For President!
9/1: The Back Story

August 2004
8/31: Fear and Loathing In Geosynchronous Orbit
8/26: Review: Chumbawamba's "Un"
8/25: Boat Fishin'
8/20: Bits And Pieces III
8/18: Tremors
8/11: A Single Candle
8/10: Ticker: Saybia, Ted Leo/Pharmacists
8/5: Age Of Consent
8/4: Adventures In Adversity

July 2004
7/21: My 18-Hour Girdle is Killing Me!
7/19: Commercial Load
7/16: Ticker: Tillie And The Wall
7/15: Ticker: Grohl, Beatles
7/14: S-H-U-D
7/9: Review: The Damnwells, "Bastards Of The Beat"
7/2: The Way We Were
7/1: Ticker: Camper Van Beethoven, Glastonbury 2004

June 2004
6/30: Distractions
6/29: Altrok Radio 044
6/25: Review: Terri Hendrix' "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper"
6/24: Ticker: Payola, Semisonic, Viral Beasties
6/23: Esteem Heat
6/18: An Industry Explains Itself
6/16: Suds And Scrutiny
6/15: Altrok Radio 042
6/14: Patti Walks The Walk
6/10: Ticker: Doll Men, Indie Rock's Irrelevance Revealed
6/9: The Pound
6/4: Ticker: Robert Johnson's Legacy, Food, Morrissey
6/2: Sifting The Coals

May 2004
5/28: Of Tall Boys And Above Average Progeny
5/26: Conflict Miserlution
5/21: Ticker: Morrissey, Indie Renaissance
5/20: Additive Mechanics
5/19: Wake Up!
5/17: Patching The Hole When Your Heart Gets Ripped Out
5/14: "Goodbye To 'The Future Of Rock 'n' Roll'"
5/13: Altrok's 2000 Hour Iron March
5/12: Conversation Convection
5/11: Altrok Radio 040
5/10: Ticker: Asbury After Dark, Walkmen, Trouble Everyday
5/5: Ticker: Pushin' Daisies, Coachella, 311's Hexum
5/4: Altrok Radio 039
5/3: Ticker 5/3/2004

April 2004
4/29: Ticker 4/29/2004
4/28: Am I Blue
4/27: Altrok Radio 038
4/26: Ticker 4/26/2004
4/23: Ticker 4/23/2004
4/22: Ticker 4/22/2004
4/21: Traffic
4/20: Altrok Radio 037
4/16: Ticker 4/16/2004
4/15: Ticker 4/15/2004
4/14: Rules & Observations
4/13: Altrok Radio 036
4/12: Ticker 4/12/2004
4/9: Ticker 4/9/2004
4/7: Good Company
4/6: Altrok Radio 035

March 2004
3/31: Stray Thought Kennel
3/30: Altrok Radio S-001
3/26: Bedfellow Bemusement
3/25: A Rediscovered Treasure
3/24: People Are Talking
3/23: Altrok Radio 034
3/18: Green Beer, Big Blarney
3/16: Altrok Radio 033
3/11: A Chill In The Airwaves
3/10: Spatteriffic!
3/9: Altrok Radio 032
3/3: Story Time
3/2: Altrok Radio 031

February 2004
2/25: Gloves Off!
2/24: Altrok Radio 030
2/19: What Are We, Drunk?
2/18: Wahinis Wherever
2/16: It's Easy To Criticize. Fun, Too!
2/13: Let's Move To Canada
2/11: Law Of The Landed
2/10: Altrok Radio 029
2/9: A Bit Of Byte-Based Listening
2/6: Let's Go To The Video Tape
2/5: The "Poit!" Heard 'Round The World
2/4: Seeing Is Deceiving
2/3: Altrok Radio 028
2/2: Scooped!

January 2004
1/30: The Day The Melody Died
1/28: Watching The Defective
1/27: The Pendulum Meets The Brick Wall
1/23: If The Suit Fits...
1/21: Blinded By Science
1/16: Pop Goes Iggy
1/14: Dear Americans...
1/12: Swinging A Pendulum Provocatively
1/7: Gift From The Gods
1/5: Top Tens of 2003

December 2003
12/31: Happy New Year
12/24: You Don't Like Nuts?
12/23: Altrok Radio 026
12/17: So, Now You Know
12/16: Altrok Radio 025
12/12: To Whom It May Concern
12/10: Busy
12/4: Bits And Pieces II
12/3: Captain's Cheese Log
12/2: Altrok Radio 024

November 2003
11/26: Bait And Switchblade
11/25: Altrok Radio 023
11/20: Less Is More?
11/19: We Booked A Room Where?
11/18: Altrok Radio 022
11/13: When Dinosaurs Roamed (Punk 101)
11/12: Fingers
11/11: Altrok Radio 021
11/5: Reality Bites Back

October 2003
10/31: Under The Influence
10/29: Time OUT!
10/28: Altrok Radio 020
10/22: You Said A Mouthful
10/21: Altrok Radio 019
10/15: Using Your Audience As A Target
10/14: Altrok Radio 018
10/13: The Shift Hits The Fans
10/8: Nope. Nuh-uh.
10/6: ALTROK Ordinals 51
10/1: Ear Of The Beholder

September 2003
9/30: Altrok Radio 017
9/24: Guilty.
9/19: That's It.
9/17: "Eye" Spy
9/15: Altrok Radio 016
9/10: Welcome To The WZ
9/3: Under The Boardwalk's Sinister Influence

August 2003
8/27: Mouthing The Words
8/26: I Know It When I See It...
8/25: Altrok Radio 015
8/20: Fear Itself
8/18: Altrok Radio 014
8/11: Altrok Radio 013
8/8: Cover Your Ears
8/6: Dishing The Tube

July 2003
7/30: We're Thinking, So You Don't Have To!
7/28: Altrok Radio 012
7/25: Candy Cigarettes
7/23: Didja Ever Have The Feeling You Wuz Bein' ... Watched?
7/18: ALTROK Ordinals 50
7/16: Tuned Out, Part Two
7/14: Altrok Radio 010
7/10: Remember To Get A Receipt
7/9: Tuned Out, Part One
7/7: Altrok Radio 009
7/4: Flame Stitching
7/2: It's A Thing He Has...

June 2003
6/30: Altrok Radio 008
6/27: ALTROK Ordinals 49
6/26: How To Learn To Stop Worrying
6/25: Chicken!
6/24: Close Coffin, Insert Nails
6/23: Altrok Radio 007
6/20: Geezerpalooza!
6/18: Meaning And Meanness
6/11: Poker Fazed
6/10: That's Why It's Alternative
6/4: Small things.

May 2003
5/29: Feeling The Chill
5/28: Nostalgia = Death
5/21: Making Up Music 8: Jim Robinson
5/20: Altrok Radio 002
5/19: ALTROK Ordinals 48
5/14: Overheard, Underhanded
5/13: Last Stop, Vegas (or AC)
5/12: ALTROK Radio (No, Really)
5/7: Love Among The Roe-ins

April 2003
4/30: Finding The Right Wrench
4/29: ...And The Winner Is
4/24: Pump And Dump
4/23: Cigaretch?
4/21: ALTROK Ordinals 47
4/18: Say It Ain't So
4/16: Faster Than A Speeding Mullet
4/9: Making Up Music 7: Andrew Ruggiero
4/2: Cat's Entertainment

March 2003
3/26: Celine Mean Fighting Machine
3/25: Open Mouth, Insert Fiddle
3/19: Lipservice to the Ventriloquist
3/18: To Alternate or Not
3/17: ALTROK Ordinals 46
3/14: Pop, Overthrown (Internationally)
3/12: Mild, Wild Life
3/11: Gabba Gabba Hey
3/5: Lap Dog Obedience and Finishing School
3/4: Verse, Chorus, Verse

February 2003
2/26: Facing The Furtive
2/25: Grammy Said I Could Stay Up
2/19: Snow Business
2/17: ALTROK Ordinals 45
2/12: Bone Tired of Attire
2/7: What's Love Got To Do With It?
2/5: Recognizing Your Shadow

January 2003
1/31: The Single Life
1/29: Burp.
1/28: A Painter's Top 40 Story
1/22: Edit! Edit, I Say!
1/20: ALTROK Ordinals 44
1/15: Parallel, Nonpareil
1/8: No Passing Zone
1/6: Recipe Week, Day 2: Enchilada Pie
1/1: The Future Is The Past, Hopefully

December 2002
12/30: Recipe Week, Day 1: Musical Fondue!
12/27: Still Bringing It. In Truckloads.
12/25: Holiday Labor
12/24: One Who Mattered
12/23: ALTROK Ordinals 43
12/18: Beauty and the Bleat
12/17: The Conduit
12/11: Denial and Demitasse
12/10: Bits And Pieces: Girls, Girls, Girls
12/4: See No Evil. Hear Some Elvis.

November 2002
11/27: Faster Than a Liquored-Up Prom Queen
11/20: Livin' La Vida Roca (Del Punk)
11/18: ALTROK Ordinals 42
11/15: Is Vic There?
11/13: Clearing Channels
11/6: An Evening's Entertainment
11/5: Vote.

October 2002
10/30: Let's Review
10/25: Right Here, Right Now (Part 3 Of 3)
10/24: It Was Then and There (Part 2 Of 3)
10/23: When Life Brings You Tomatoes...
10/22: The Time and The Place (Part 1 Of 3)
10/21: ALTROK Ordinals 41
10/16: Just the Way You War
10/11: Gettin' Those Digits
10/10: Serial Numb-er
10/9: This Is Merely An Assimilation
10/8: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out...
10/7: ALTROK Ordinals 40
10/1: Be Damned

September 2002
9/29: Taking Aim At Damocles' Sword
9/25: Fact Or Friction
9/24: Artists, Musicians, Entertainers
9/18: Pain It Forward
9/11: Among The Smoke, Stars
9/4: Shock Treatment

August 2002
8/28: Chthonic Boom
8/19: Mix Responsibly
8/7: Burning Down The (Poorly Situated) House
8/1: Closing The Loop

July 2002
7/31: It's A Thin Line Between Love And Cake
7/24: "Consequences, Shmoncequences ... As Long As I'm Rich."
7/18: Freak Occurrence
7/17: Mistakes Were Made.
7/12: Getting A Little Testy?
7/11: The King Of Irrelevance
7/10: Hands Up! Who Wants Immortality?
7/9: Loitering In Museums
7/3: Quick, Dirty; Like a Mudslide Through a $3 Million Home
7/2: Reading. Burning.

June 2002
6/26: Blank Space Travel
6/19: Lining Up The Pool Queue
6/17: ALTROK Ordinals 39
6/12: Diva Before Glass
6/11: Dee Dee, You Hardly Knew You.
6/5: Check Your Head

May 2002
5/30: Bygones...
5/29: Dark Eyes From A Dark Place
5/22: A Product Of Fine Breeding
5/15: Sold! To The Guy With $24 Worth Of Shiny Objects
5/14: Embracing Subjectivity
5/10: Listen To Your TV
5/9: Low Overhead Or Just Brainless?
5/8: Subpop Goes The Weasel
5/7: Field Day
5/6: ALTROK Ordinals 38
5/3: To Absent Friends
5/2: Annuals And Perennials
5/1: The Real We're Keeping It

April 2002
4/30: "Cruel"'s Out
4/25: But What I Really Want To Do Is Cook
4/24: Look On My Works, Ye Viewers, And Titter Convulsively!
4/17: Revisiting Revisiting
4/16: Equatorial Latitude
4/15: ALTROK Ordinals 37
4/10: From Here To Maternity
4/8: ALTROK Ordinals 36

March 2002
3/28: Groucho Marx Was Right
3/27: Peer Praisure
3/25: ALTROK Ordinals 35
3/21: Random Thoughts While Watching The Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
3/20: Induct And Cover
3/19: Curate-A-Record
3/18: ALTROK Ordinals 34
3/15: Balls & Bandanas
3/14: Why Leif?
3/13: Cafe-Au-Leif
3/12: What Kind Of Music Would You Call This?
3/11: ALTROK Ordinals 33
3/7: Celebrity Skin Thickener
3/6: Leif Motif
3/5: A Kinder, Gentler Machine Gun Hand
3/4: ALTROK Ordinals 32
3/1: Please Don't, Don't Stop

February 2002
2/28: ALTROK Hunts And Points Again
2/27: 2001: A Mace Odyssey
2/26: Commercial Justice
2/22: What The Rest Of Winter Brings
2/20: Zagat To Get You Into My Life
2/19: Lifestyles Of The Unfocused And Incomprehensible
2/14: Um ... Where Am I?
2/13: Controlling Your Soapier Tendencies
2/12: There's The Business Case, And Then There's Reality
2/11: ALTROK Ordinals 31
2/7: ALTROK Ordinals 30
2/6: Led Astray
2/1: Getting Into XM: XM Radio's Mike Marrone

January 2002
1/31: ALTROK Ordinals 29
1/30: More Human Than Human?
1/25: Let's Review
1/24: ALTROK Ordinals 28
1/23: Apocalypservice Industry
1/22: Places That Are Gone
1/17: ALTROK Ordinals 27
1/16: Sound And Fury, Signifying Sound And Fury
1/15: ALTROK Hunts And Points
1/11: For Dollar Bill's Benefit
1/10: ALTROK Ordinals 26
1/9: Seems Like A Good Idea At The Time
1/7: The 8-Ball: Day Four

Rants for 2001

All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.

 







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