I’ve posted Mecca Normal before. I’ll post them again. Wondering Sound did this pretty good interview. Not sure why the interviewer was so obsessed with the part about her aunt, but keep on reading past that. Lots of good stuff. And here’s their song about Malichi Richter, a war protestor in Chicago who set himself on fire to protest the Iraq war.
New De La Soul with Chuck D. You can download for free here.
It’s weird. I had an asthma attack yesterday. So naturally, I feel like I got run over by a mack truck today. I was so exhausted that even listening to music, my favorite past time, seems overwhelming. But I saw there was new Battle Ave so I had to listen. And damn if it wasn’t perfect for my mood. Battle Ave wins. Asthma sucks. And 2015 will be a good year.
Of course it doesn’t come close to the original, but Parkay Quarts offer up a decent take on “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”.
Springtime Carnivore’s (nee Greta Morgan) new self titled album has been getting a lot of play in my car the past few days, as I continue to try pretending that eternal summer is a real thing. “Sun Went Black” is a good example of why: Brill Building pop jams with just a tinge of folk and spaghetti western mixed in.
Mecca Normal has always been one of my favorite bands. Or at least since I first heard them circa 1990. And, being a lot of a tree hugger, and even a tree hugger hugger, songs like this appeal to me. But I post it now because of this account that Jean Smith posted. If Ian MacKaye someday has a favorite Stari Most song, my work will be done.