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. greginak says:

    The Femmes put on a great live show. Saw them several times as far back as the 80’s when they were really unknown. That first album…wow..played that sucker to death. There was a dissonant part of their success to their older fans. They hit big a few years after their first records and them being college radio darlings. Then at some point everybody knew them and was their biggest fan. That their first album was pure adolescent angst and struggle was what made them great, but it was still weird to see it creep out and up over so many years.Report

    • Glyph in reply to greginak says:

      We’ve talked about this before I think, but that first album is the definition of sleeper hit. That tape got passed down from hand to hand to hand; someone’s older brother or sister was always the source (I did my part, and passed it to my ten-years-younger brother). The musicianship is great (all-acoustic was punk as hell at the time) and it was such a breath of fresh air lyrically (that is EXACTLY what smart-aleck, sexually-frustrated teens sound like).Report

      • greginak in reply to Glyph says:

        Yup…it helped that they got played all over college radio as the alt scene was being discovered. They were odd enough to not be able to get AOR airplay, but had every other damn thing needed to be successful.Report

    • Burt Likko in reply to greginak says:

      I… I forget what eight was for.

      /that’s all I’ve got on this one, dudes/Report

  2. aarondavid says:

    Ya know, Math Rock is its own genre…
    (my son is a huge fan, even does a show dedicated to it on the College station he is now music director of!)

    Some Sac favorites:

  3. Chris says:

    Always liked that MM song.

    Well that didn’t work. Tried to embed a few songs.Report

  4. I have discovered a truly remarkable proof that one is indeed the loneliest number, which this combox is too small to contain.Report

  5. krogerfoot says:

    Mostly I want to try to finally nail this embedded video thing. Also I’m a phonics guy from way back.