Monday February 13 2023
Here’s the latest installment of our radio show, Busytown. My co-host is Mina Tavakoli and if you don’t know her work, start with this new one in The Paris Review about being on the bus with Pavement. If you want to tune in live, Busytown happens every other Thursday from 1 to 4 PM on 8 Ball Radio. Mina and a friend will be hosting the next one on February 16th, as I will be busy. Ui is playing Brooklyn on February 15th and Los Angeles on the 18th. Come through if you can and listen to Busytown every day.
If you’re in New York, I recommend going to Light Industry on Thursday, February 16th, for a screening of Sierra Pettengill’s masterful documentary, Riotsville, USA. After the screening, there will be a teach-in about Cop City via Zoom by the scholar Sasha Tycko and Marlon Kautz, of the Atlanta Solidarity Fund.
Here is my playlist of music from 2022, slightly shorter than previous years. (100 songs is plenty.) Do join us beyond the paywall today—we’ve got Tom Verlaine, Janet Malcolm, Pamela Paul, Molly Fischer, Gertrude Stein, jungle pioneers Tom and Jerry, and a bunch of other stuff you already care about deeply.