Podcast Of The Week: 60 Songs That Explain The ‘90s

I simultaneously can’t believe Rob Harvilla made this many episodes of 60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s (120ish songs and it’s still incomplete?!) AND that he’s stopping making them.  There are approximately 5 podcasts I listen to regularly but don’t promote enough because they are part of the water in which my ears swim. These … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: 60 Songs That Explain The ‘90s

What Tricky Learned From Bjork: Let Weird Win

The relationship was bad. In the way celebrity-of-the-moment relationships can be. Tricky said it wasn’t because of Bjork, because, it was definitely all because of him. It took him a while to come around to it. It took him a while to come around to the advice she gave him too. It was advice he’d … Continue reading What Tricky Learned From Bjork: Let Weird Win

Efficient Isn’t Always Effective

“You should do this.”  That’s efficient.  It’s specific and narrow and direct.  But efficient isn’t always effective.  Sometimes you have to write a poem about it.  Inspire a person.  Get under their skin.  Blow it up.  Burn it down.  Rebuild it from the rubble.  Efficient is good.  But,  Efficient isn’t always effective.  h/t Meghaan Lurtz … Continue reading Efficient Isn’t Always Effective

Sunday Music: “Three Hundred” By The Stereo

The first time you hear Rory Phillips as a member of The Stereo, he’s talking about being a young adult, getting woken up in the middle of the night by a girl he’s (unrequitedly, at that moment) in love with, and how she wants to go bowling.   Teenage luck. To a poppy punk soundtrack. From … Continue reading Sunday Music: “Three Hundred” By The Stereo

Podcast Of The Week: The Stereo, The Kings of No Hope, And The Therapy Of Getting Older

I’m fascinated by the in-between bands. The ones who were a few years early and a few years too late all at once. The Stereo is one of those bands. I could almost forget they were there. But then you hear a song, from 4 years before or 4 years after, and you say, “Oh … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Stereo, The Kings of No Hope, And The Therapy Of Getting Older