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Kevin Barry-"The Coast of Leitrim" (New Yorker, October 15, 2018)

SOUNDTRACK: BIG BOI-Tiny Desk Concert #793 (October 9, 2018).

Like everyone is America, I loved OutKast’s “Hey Ya” when it came out (still do).  And that album was pretty great (if a little long).  1,016 more words

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Etgar Keret--"To the Moon and Back" (New Yorker, October 3, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: SABA-Tiny Desk Concert #791 (October 1, 2018).

I have been thinking about why I have never heard of many of these new artists. Since I don;t pay active attention to the pop charts, it makes sense that I wouldn’t know many of these artists.  1,312 more words

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David Sedaris--"A Modest Proposal" (New Yorker, September 28, 2015)

SOUNDTRACK: SMIF-N-WESSUN-Tiny Desk Concert #787 (September 17, 2018).

As this Concert opens, you hear Steele or Tek, the duo who make up Smif-n-Wessun say, “Very mysterious as you can see.  995 more words

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Simon Rich--"The Book of Simon" (New Yorker, September 26, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: GoGo PENGUIN-Tiny Desk Concert #786 (September 14, 2018).

I’d never heard of GoGo Penguin before, but I was blown away by this Tiny Desk Concert. 1,001 more words

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Jonas Hassen Khemiri--"As You Would Have Told It to Me (Sort of) If We Had Known Each Other Before You Died" (New Yorker, September 25, 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: HOBO JOHNSON AND THE LOVEMAKERS-Tiny Desk Concert #785 (September 12, 2018).

Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers are an incredibly fun and spontaneous-seeming band.  With lots and lots of shouting… 1,029 more words

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Robert Coover--"Invasion of the Martians" (New Yorker, September 12, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: APANHADOR SÓ-“Prédio” (Field Recordings, May 13, 2015)

Apanhador Só  is from Brazil.  At the beginning of the video you see the guys in the band gathering…junk.    557 more words

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Mike Maihack--Cleopatra in Space: Book Four: The Golden Lion (2017)

SOUNDTRACK: MAC DEMARCO-“No Other Heart” (Field Recordings, August 10, 2015).

Mac Demarco is pretty famous now and seems to be pretty much everywhere.  And yet I actually don;t think I’d ever heard him before this recording. 956 more words

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