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I miss you Stereogum. Shit got busy. Last time I checked in, Michael_ was fighting with Michael Hanna. DonnyT was in and out. It’s been ~4 months. It seems uncannily similar ’round here compared to how it was when I fell off the face of the earth. Has someone been shaking things up? I feel like I’m too far removed now. I’ve missed all the inside jokes. I’m a shadow of the man I used to be.
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Take a break, and come back refreshed. It works every time.
I’m always interested in what he has to say, and a bit more terrified after I’ve heard him say it.
I can relate completely.
It’s getting weird in here.
My copy arrived in the mail Monday and I’ve been absorbing it since. Very short,poppy, and grows a lot. Not as immediate as No Mas and earlier EPs/Jamz n Jemz, but really addicting.
I feel ya. My current situation allows nothing better than a low volume spotify stream.
This segment is kinda like the tl;dr of Stereogum.
Some weeks, it’s just too busy to keep up with all of the news happening. With this segment, I know I can come here Sunday morning, settle in with a cup of coffe and feel caught up.
Thank you for this.
The Vespertine Live album is arguably better than the studio version.
And, contrary to the reviewer’s opinion, I don’t believe Frosti or any part of Vespertine to be superfluous.
Usually, when I discover an artist I like, I go all out and try to absorb their entire discography. I was in design in college, so I had a lot of headphone time while drawing. I would bring giant CD wallets to studio, pick an artist, and play their albums from newest to oldest until I had a good feel for the variations from album to album. I spent a couple digesting Bjork, Sigur Ros, Do Make Say Think, and Tortoise during that time.
Coincidentally, I’ve been revisiting Bjork this past week, and Vespertine is hands down my favorite.
I’m waiting ’til donnytilla comes to my town solo and plays in our intimate theatre. I need to be in that urine milk splash zone.
Viva la Fresh!
No worries. It’s pretty dense, but you have ~22 years, give or take, to fully absorb it.
*beautiful 34 year old Polish woman
Nail on the head, Kayla. Thank you.
Lincoln was in even deeper economic decline than the other motor companies and is currently trying to rebrand–hence the name change from “Lincoln” to “Lincoln Motor Company.” Not sure how effectively this massive musical project will improve their bottom line, but who cares. This project looks impressive.
I like to think you’re referring to Tom here, via Breihan. Because he is.
I hear you re: Bonnaroo’s palate cleanser, buffet-style approach. It rewards the adventurous listener moreso than many other festivals. Which could be good or bad depending your intentions. I’ve always found it to be good. Some of my favorite shows in years’ past were the shows I never intended to see, but accidentally did and ended up loving.
I would love to hear Jim James/My Morning Jacket cover Dead Can Dance.
Oh hi, Willy
Someone pooped in my cereal.