Issue 52 - 07/00/24

An Eon When Newsletters Roamed The Earth

  • darling,
  • A List of Things I Like About Swan Upon Leda by Hozier
  • Holier Than Thou
  • Am I Tired Of Life, or From It
  • From the Vaults: 581 Days
  • Some Dreams I've Had Recently
  • Lessons From the Iron Church
  • Smashmouth's Greatest Hits, Vol. II
  • From the Vaults: Happy Birthday Alex God Bless America 8.16.22
  • Office Chart


Long Long Time - Linda Ronstadt

  -Marina

Beaumont - Hayes Carll

Have y'all ever heard of country music? It's like normal music but it is twangy and makes me feel like I am back on the ranch drinking ranch from a coors light can. This Hayes Carll song is that feeling if you injected it with 6 fl oz. of sadness and angst. "It was cold as hell for Houston, it was almost New Years Eve" I dunno man I just think that's nice.  -Alex

Holes: Dig It Up - Disney, Shia LeBeouf, The D-Tent Boys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLsCR2RMBak

Wolf Like Me - TV On The Radio

I think I already added the Lera Lynn cover of this a couple issues ago but the original kicks an equally enormous amount of ass that I did not fully appreciate until recently, and I have not listened to any other songs so far this year. Like watch this. There's nothing quite like it, even disappointingly within the rest of the band's discography as far as I've been able to find. Good lyrics. Words good. Good stuff. To me it's about any manner of addiction or temptation that sinks its claws into you, never fully letting up, and perhaps being contagious, even erotic. No I'm not into werewolves, unlike some of you.  -Matt

Brother - Olivier Deriviere

My favorite genre of media is when there are two characters and one of them is tiny and precious and secretly the most powerful and the other character is bigger or older and their only goal is to love and protect the smaller character at any cost. I also really like it when the music is good and makes me cry.  -Marina

You're So Vain - Carly Simon

What the FUCK is up with this song. This is maybe the best song of all time. The Lyrics? Brilliant and also funny. The vocals? MICK JAGGER sings BACKUP on this tune. The Instrumentation? This songs has everything. Big fun pianos. Crunchy electric guitar parts. A STRING SECTION!! Just a banger front to back.  -Alex

E. Watson - The Decemberists

I believe that Christmas through January is firmly Crane Wife's territory, which maybe would've been more thematic for this issue, but I'm going with this instead on Sam's behalf because she basically just tells me what music to like these days and is always right. This snuck out on an EP but is pretty much the peak of The Decemberist's more western period.  -Matt

The Way It Was - Gustavo Santaolalla

My favorite genre of media is when there are two characters and one of them is tiny and precious and secretly the most powerful and the other character is bigger or older and their only goal is to love and protect the smaller character at any cost. I also really like it when the music is good and makes me cry.  -Marina


Images

Wall of Eyes, Stanley Donwood, The Smile

Pocahontas/Ed Norton: Google after dark