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.
NPR is streaming the new record from Kishi Bashi. It’s a mighty fine way to start the week.
Questlove from The Roots is going to be writing a new essay every week for the next six weeks ‘looking at hip-hop’s recent past, thinking about its distant past, and wondering about the possibility of a future.’ The first one went up last week and was easily the best thing I read all week- give it a read right here.
We talked about JMR early last week, and then Thursday this simple, gorgeous new video for his song ‘Lilac: Chicago Part II’ showed up.
Pearl and The Beard playing ‘You’ on a dock in NYC. Nothing to dislike about that.
First Aid Kit played an acoustic version of ‘My Silver Lining’ for Ladygunn Magazine. It’s lovely, just like the full band version.
Two new Langhorne Slim songs in one video? Two new Langhorne Slim songs in one video.
Only a couple of April left- here’s what I’ve been listening to this month (a good deal of which wasn’t ever posted on the blog) (or click here to listen to it on Soundcloud). Enjoy.