Articles, games, music, podcasts from April, 2022.
- Singal and the Noise
- The Stream of Time
- Maps showing human history as rivers
- Ostentatio Genitalium
- Jesus goes hard
- Influence Anxiety
- They Know How Journalism Works! They're Just Against It!
- The Political Economy of Reaction
- I finally returned to Divinity Original Sin 2 and just might finish it this time around.
- Returnal is different from a lot of what I usually play, but really hits the spot with its whole roguelite uncanny tentacle monsters thing.
- Gel - Violent Closure
- Kurt Vile - (watch my moves)
- Something about this guy I cannot quite get into.
- LURK - Around the Sun
- This recording sounds really cool, a lot of depth to it. The music itself is a catchy take on post-hardcore, maybe a bit mathy, "Top Secret" is a John Reis chorus meets Drug Church. I can't quite place the vocalist, but he has a nice rasp, very familiar, and the whole thing together reminds me maybe a bit of the Snowing guy John Galm's other band, Slow Warm Death.
- Parquet Courts - Sympathy for Life
- Silverbacks - Archive Material
- Bit of the Drones' sense of humor, Lou Reed, last song is Screaming Females. Would not have minded if the whole thing was like that song.
- Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful
- Superchunk - Wild Loneliness
- Thank - Thoughtless Cruelty
- I don't know how I feel about quoting dril in a song and not sure this is one I'd just put on, but it succeeds at what it's shooting for (the Fall, mclusky, maybe some the pAper chAse).
- Viagra Boys - Ain't No Thief
- What a great video for a song off the upcoming album. Sebastian Murphy has the most amazing tense, twitchy body language. His movement is always just a bit off. Whether it's a conscious tribute to stimulants, I don't know, but I figure they're involved somehow. The song rules, too, of course.
- Know Your Enemy - Red Diaper Baby
- A conversation about the horrible David Horowitz's autobiography. I like hearing about people who've had dramatic shifts in their world view.
- Know Your Enemy - The Right Kind of Worker (w/ Gabe Winant)
- Marxist analysis of The State of Things. One of my favorite things is when someone gives words to something I've felt but couldn't put into words (uneducated). I learned so much from this.