Ned Raggett posted this interview on Facebook a day or two ago, and I’m finally getting caught up.
David Foster Wallace, speaking of something missing.
I’m liking the new style Greg, but wanted to call these parts out. Thanks.
I downloaded this last week, but only listened to it just now. I think it’s very relevant in light of the cassette discussion and Tom Ewing’s excellent CD piece. I especially appreciate the flash of self-awareness at the end: “When we’re saying it, are we just saying exactly what people our age said a hundred years ago? There’s no way ever to know how different we are. Things seem different.”
I now know this exists, too. Another one I hope I get some time to dig into. Thanks, pitchfork.tumblr.com, for the tip! (And thanks to Eric Harvey at Marathon Packs for the previous book recommendation— forgot to say that earlier.)
Lots of provocative thoughts here, including the one quoted above.
Poison Control Center: “Grow Up and Marry Your Best Friend”
One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite tape-only releases, from my favorite band in Iowa. The now-defunct Popgun Recordings released this super rough but, I think, sloppily endearing cassette EP, Did They Live Happily Ever After?, way back in 2005. The tape consists of 14 psych-tinged indie-pop songs Patrick Tape Fleming recorded mostly by himself (this song features backing vocals from seven young women who worked with him at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis) around the time he met the woman who has since made him an honest man and put the Tape in his name. So they did live happily ever after, after all.
Call me sentimental, call me twee, but I’m an absolute sucker for this kind of thing.