Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Avatar Glyph says:


    Well, it’s a grower.Report

  2. Avatar Chris says:

    Ah, I know Wussy. They seem to have taken over a certain segment of the blogosphere. I have heard they are good live.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Chris says:

      Apparently I have been assimilated. I saw a blurb on BoingBoing for the new one, sampled a stream of the album and thought it interesting enough, and so put the album on my “to check out” list.

      My wife saw it there and grabbed it for me for Father’s Day, and now I CANNOT STOP LISTENING TO IT. Each time through, I keep noticing some OTHER part I really like. It’s like the textbook definition of a grower. I already grabbed one other album of theirs, and ordered a third.

      I think my wife was more skeptical to start (she’s not as into twang as I am) but I showed her that “Ceremony” cover on the TV/through a decent set of speakers and she got it then. Walker starts out a little tentative (she looks like she’s cribbing the lyrics from a sheet of paper) but by the end, she and the band are totally swept up in it.Report

  3. Avatar krogerfoot says:

    I’ll have to check this out. I’m an Ass Ponys fan from way back, and I’ve admired both asses and ponies long before I realized how made for each other they were.Report

    • Avatar James Hanley in reply to krogerfoot says:

      You little bastard!Report

      • Avatar krogerfoot in reply to James Hanley says:

        What a time we live in, that a man can make an incredibly obscure reference to a long-forgotten 90s-era Ohio band in perfect confidence that it will be understood.

        Though I might be unfair to Ass Ponys. They were on a major label at one point, I believe. Someone will need to Google that for me.Report

      • Avatar James Hanley in reply to James Hanley says:

        Well, you said you were a fan, so I figured you wouldn’t take offense.

        I first stumbled across that song via, believe it or not, Napster. I’m not a Ponys expert, but I’ve loved them from that moment.Report

      • Avatar Glyph in reply to James Hanley says:

        Hey, call him ‘Snake’.

        Man, I had forgotten all about that song.

        Probably a good thing too, I dunno if it would have been a selling point for me here. It’d be like trying to use “She Don’t Use Jelly” to convince me to check out the Lips.Report

  4. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Up top is “Teenage Wasteland” – it takes some moxie to name your leadoff track something like that.

    Because everyone will get its name wrong. “Hey, play that Barbara Riley song again!”Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Mike Schilling says:

      It’s like their “Alex Chilton”, except it namechecks Pete and Keith instead (Roger and John are outta luck; I guess there weren’t enough verses for them).

      Children by the millions wait for that song, in which “your misery sounds like ours” and “for one short breath it sounds like the world is ending, exploding in space, beginning again, so far away.Report