Five Things I Liked This Week

1. Excerpt from Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records by Amanda Petrusich (Pitchfork)

It’s no secret that I’m a little obsessed with The Anthology of American Folk Music and everything that went into and came out of it. (See here and here for proof.) This excerpt is all about Harry Smith, the record collector who created the Anthology.

You can read more about the book, which will be released on July 8th, here. (I pre-ordered it earlier this week.)

2. “Descent” by Fear of Men



Their debut album, Loom, is out now on Kanine Records.


3. “Wake Up”/”Escape From the Citadel”,  Adventure Time‘s Season 6 Double Episode Premiere

I loved it. Here’s the Cartoon Network promo:


4. “Carry On” by Esme (Rookie)

Or, a detailed account of an obsession with/personal experience of death and life and stuff.” (It’s a comic, but that shouldn’t stop any of you.)


5. “Time of the Season” by The Zombies

Yes, I know that “This Will Be Our Year” ended this week’s episode of Mad Men, but I’ve had a different Zombies song stuck in my head this week. I’m working on a sort of “life soundtrack” project for a friend and I put this on the list of songs I’m considering because it makes me think of a very specific summer I had as a teenager and gives me some serious sad/happy feels.


May 2013 Playlist




This month’s playlist is here! If I could use a phrase to describe it, I would say it’s…seasonally appropriate. You’ll find the link to the Spotify playlist and the link below. Enjoy! (And, I guess, let me know if you’ve listened to it. I like making playlists for myself, but it’d be nice to know if you guys like listening to them?)


01. Neil Young – Walk On

02. The Rolling Stones – 2000 Man

03. The Velaires – Brazil

04. The Nightcrawlers – The Little Black Egg

05. Patsy Cline – Crazy Dreams

06. The Byrds – You Don’t Miss Your Water

07. Elvis Costello & the Attractions  – Little Triggers

08. Daniel Johnston – Favorite Darling Girl

09. Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers – Ice Cream Man

10. Francoise Hardy – Comment te dire adieu

11. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Summer Wine

12. The Zombies – Beechwood Park

13. Nico – The Fairest of the Seasons

14. She & Him – Turn to White

15. Brenda Lee – Someday You’ll Want Me to Want You

16. Roy Orbison – Shahdaroba


Link to Spotify playlist: May