Lazy Sunday, 1 December 2013

I’m still nursing a tryptophan hangover, so you’ll have to fend for yourselves.

What the Girls Call Murder


Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville was one of the first things the good folks at Plan 9 fixed me up with. I was barely 18 and damn, if it didn’t feel like she was talking right to me. The record was, what, about 15 that summer, and she had already committed her latter-day sins, but it’s a marvel every time I hear it even now. Here’s an oral history of that record (which celebrates its 20th birthday today!) via Spin

Made by Kentucky Hands


A Kentuckian made this. I live in a county named for his ancestors, and that, my friends, is a fact. Also, he apparently used to date a dark haired woman with my same last name, so when people ask me if he dated my sister I don’t say no.

Yes, I’m going to do this until the Derby.  I’m not sorry.

Dr. Feelgood


After listening to this segment on This American Life, I’ve been trying to figure out who the true freaks* are in my social network. I’ve spent maybe an hour this week researching ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response), and thus far, no one can explain what it is you feel like. I get that you seek out things that make you feel tingly, but doesn’t…everyone do this? Or is this response to the whispery ladies special? Readers, please advise. I am genuinely curious. Surely one of you must know!

*I mean that with love, freak.

The Rabbit Hole of the Liste des Concerts à emporter


I’m sorry to do this for you, but with the return of al fresco dining comes the return of take away shows over at La Blogotheque. If you have enjoyed any indie rock at all in the last ten years or so, you will be instantly in love with these unusual location song videos by all your favorite musicians. I return to this joyous expression of Nantes by Beirut the second the weather gets warm. Consider the rest of your summer auditory experience a gift.

Milk Carton Kids

Feeling a little melancholy today, and the Milk Carton Kids Tiny Desk Concert from NPR is just what the doctor ordered. These guys are a little nerdy-looking, but they’re subtle, sweet, and wistful– just perfect for waving goodbye to winter.

Fun fact: there are two albums for free on their website, so go over and listen to them!