To borrow from our millennial friends, it is very on brand for the Tropics of Meta crew—composed mainly of Gen X Nirvana-loving kids who eat hot Cheetos and drink cold beer—to drop new books in a global pandemic.
It’s a long time since the vaporous heyday of Cool Britannia, and both the UK and European football look much different than they did in 1996.
Pandemic life has shown us that loneliness and togetherness are closer to each other than we once thought.
Amid the loneliness of the Pandemic, both musicians and fans felt starved for live music — and got creative remaking it.
Rob Baker on the search for live music in a California starved of it.
An eviction, a SCOTUS vacancy, and a death in the family. How do we keep our feet on the ground to do what has to be done?
Like discovering free verse, punk rock, or Prince, Guided by Voices offered the awesome realization that you could literally do whatever the fuck you want and it might actually be good.
The counterculture dictum to “turn on, tune in, drop out” did not quite capture Janis’s philosophy to “get it while you can.”