Monday Links

On Twitter (and Facebook) I share links each day to various stuff that I think is great and/or worth people’s time. But not everyone that comes here is on Twitter or Facebook, so I gather up the best of those links each Monday and post them here so everyone can get in on the fun. If you’ve missed any of the past Monday links (or just want to waste some time), check the archive of posts here.

About the only thing I was interested in at SXSW last week was Dave Grohl’s keynote. Much like The Boss last year, Dave didn’t disappoint. There’s nothing that gets the music geek in me all excited like hearing someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about music talk about it. Watch the entire thing on NPR.

Jay William Henderson is currently giving away (for a short time only) the wonderful album he released last year, The Sun Will Burn Our Eyes, on Bandcamp. You need to go get it. Just to convince you, take a listen to ‘All Of Your Demons.’ See? Go get it.

The Lumineers and Langhorne Slim recently did some touring of Europe together. Here’s some video of them combining forces to cover ‘I Held Her In My Arms’ by The Violent Femmes in London.

You know that ‘What I’m Listening To’ Spotify playlist I tend to not update often enough? It got updated last week. Take a listen if you’d like.

Favorite thing I read this week (‘I imagine this is what Wilford Brimley’s blood tastes like.’) and least favorite thing (it is everything wrong with ‘music criticism’ or whatever it is pretending to be) I read this week. One will make you cry from laughter, the other will make you cry because the internet sometimes just sucks to high hell.

The Gundersen’s performing ‘Poor Man’s Son’ outside at SXSW. Whoa.

 

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