Jennifer + Jenny + DaveListen now (3 min) | What is that band in the park playing?
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Our own Joe Levy hit us with a Little Richard banger in Rolling Stone today. He was different, born that way: His right leg was shorter than the left. …
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What is the opposite of road rage? Zen motoring, it turns out. A London rapper named Ogmios is putting up big numbers in lockdown with his ASMR narrati…
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New York + BerlinListen now (4 min) | A five-minute audio message from the window.
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After Florian Schneider died, I could only think of one person who might have met him. I emailed Ryuichi Sakamoto and asked if he had. The answer was y…
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meditation + not paying writers + treesListen now (5 min) | A new audio message! Meditation, cheapskates, birds, history! Five minutes! (Drawing by Sam Morrison.)
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If you want to know what’s been going on since this Substack started, here’s a grip of posts: ghost towns: dub, politics, 1981, and England bicycles + …
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Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) gives us the pre-digital Manhattan of pay phones and wall clocks. Director Larry Cohen gives us pre-workout masters like M…
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one year + Ema + my roommateListen now (4 min) | Four minutes of connection on a Sunday. News of an anniversary and a movie and a college memory. Also, the cop corona tape busts i…
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On October 10, 1980, Margaret Thatcher delivered a speech to the Conservative Party, something of a Top Ten hit for her followers. She spoke about repa…
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I didn’t expect any quarantine art to be good: Maybe work done during this time, sure, but nothing reflecting on quarantine itself. Wrong. I love all t…
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Can a novel celebrate infection? Richard Matheson thought so, and that book is called I Am Legend. First published in 1954, it’s been the source materi…
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