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Dustin Pangonis
Location: Pennsylvania
Email: pangonis(at)2walls.com

Dustin Thomas Pangonis was been with 2Walls since before 2Walls even existed in such a form. Before the site as you know it today was launched, Michael Walls ran a little site called "Armchair Reviews," which, as the name hints, simply posted reviews (CD reviews, to be more specific) by a bunch of people, most of which had no real qualifications to be criticizing anything. Pretty much anything was accepted, leading to a huge amount of reviews, and an only slightly less-huge amount of lousy ones. Dustin submitted two reviews to the site, and when Armchair Reviews was closed to make way for the more expansive and professional 2Walls site, Mr. Walls dropped him a line asking him to join the staff.

With enormous talent matched only by an incredibly lazy attitude, you would never guess by the amount of his work on the site that Dustin has been submitting his stuff for so long. (Key example: This biography is being written a good two years into his tenure.) But what he lacks in quantity, Dustin also lacks in variety: he's submitted everything from Beck CD reviews to Radiohead CD reviews. Still, he must be doing something right, as he hasn't been fired. Yet.

Dustin does take some pride in the fact that he wasn't truly "qualified" for the "armchair" part of the title, as he is both a musician and writer. He is enrolled at Penn State to study journalism, and can play guitar, bass, and keyboard. He's been an avid music fan since hearing Nirvana in junior high, and been writing in some form or another since he began school, entering kindergarten a literate man.

And, of course, for the information age kids who just want a bulleted list, here are some of my favorite things, completely out of order and uncategorized: Elliott Smith, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Wes Anderson, Gouda, winter, Radiohead, Modest Mouse, J.D. Salinger, the Royal Tenenbaums, Bill Murray, Quentin Tarrantino, the Pixies, mint chocolate chip, Coca-Cola, Franz Kafka, 1984, Donatello.

music reviews
Jandek - The Gone Wait (2003)
Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Hearts of Oak (2003)
TV On The Radio - Young Liars (2003)
The Decemberists - Castaways and Cut-outs (2003)
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief (2003)
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism (2003)
XXXaudio - Like Pumping Gas on Fire (2003)
At The Drive-in - In/Casino/Out (1998)
The White Stripes - Elephant (2003)
...Trail of Dead - The Secret of Elena's Tomb (EP) (2003)
Arbo - Whirlington Sessions (EP) (2002)
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
Foo Fighters - One by One (2002)
Beck - Sea Change (2002)
At The Drive-in - El Gran Orgo (EP) (1997)
concert reviews
Bob Dylan - Idaho Center Ampitheater, ID
music notes

Remembering Elliott Smith - October 2003

Happy Fun Machine - June 2003

The Shammy Awards - February 2003

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