The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
In our morning reading: inside a Spinanes reissue, an interview with Nuruddin Farah, notable music books, and more.
Jessica Hopper on Kill My Blues, the latest from the Corin Tucker Band. Emma Straub reveals her week in culture to Vulture. Interesting discussions afoot between indie-comics pioneer (with an admittedly terrifying take on gender relations) Dave Sim and the publisher Fantagraphics. Simon Kuper talked soccer (and his new book, about European soccer during World War II) with The Classical. Jonathan Lethem is a Rebecca Gates fan. The L Magazine on what Why?’s current favorite things are. The excellent Florida punk […]
Afternoon news for February 17, 2012 — including Christopher Hitchens, Rebecca Gates, David Ohle, and more.
Interview by Tobias Carroll It’s hard to know where to begin when talking about the music of Rebecca Gates. Her work with the Spinanes yielded three excellent albums — Manos, Arches and Aisles, and the sublime Strand — as well as a handful of EPs. (And right about here, I’ll point you in the direction of Carl Wilson’s essay on the song “Hawaiian Baby,” as both essay and song are fantastic.) 2001 saw the release of her solo debut Ruby […]