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Monday November 21 2022
So much yak and so much anxiety around where we should yak. With all this agitation afoot, it’s good to know that there is a spreadsheet of every single wint (@dril) tweet.
Jeremy Larson of Pitchfork recommended this album by Steve Hiett, Down On The Road By The Beach, on Twitter, ages ago. Its demented sense of peacefulness is helpful today. How will I find such things in the future? The dominant idea of this album is “electric guitar through digital delay pedal.” Anything within those confines is allowed.
The excellent folks at Aquarium Drunkard just made you a fantastic mix of deep jazz. As they write: “We tried to find that sweet spot where those paying attention bop along, while those otherwise preoccupied don’t object. You might even turn on an aunt or a cousin when they ask what’s on the hi-fi.” Use it on Thursday !!
I love these memories of Mike Davis by JoAnn Wypijewski. (Not sure why she adds an article and calls Spain, the departed legend, The Spain. It was always Spain! A pocketful of toothpicks and a hint of marinara everywhere? That’s Spain.) Love the idea of Mike and his friends discussing their parents and their work. “Really, Mike said, your father never made anything on the side at the plant? Well, he sometimes fashioned little parts for the car or the house, like a customized bracket out of brass that my mother needed for hanging a lantern. And so we all laughed and laughed.”
I wrote about a book that resonates hard for me. It’s called Above All Waves, and that review is brought to you by 4Columns. God is an inside job and it admits to nothing more than full responsibility, which is the flipside to “no masters.”
Robert Plant and Saving Grace paid tribute to Low’s Mimi Parker with this gorgeous version of “Monkey.”
Andy Beta played a sparkly and smooth set at The Lot Radio last week. Serenity now!
If you have not figured out how to use the silhouette function in iOS 16, I recommend it. Or, better yet, find it accidentally, like I did last night, and then send little floating people to all your people.