The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” is the first single off of the coming new The National album Sleep Well Beast. I’m doing cartwheels of excitement.
All You Fascists Bound To Lose
Stumbled over this Woody Guthrie cut from a 1940s radio broadcast. The other performers are Sonny Terry, Pete Seefer and Cisco Houston (probably.)
BRB, need to dust off my guitar.
What’s Making Me Happy This Week: Tunde Olaniran – Namesake
The massive chorus on this track by the artist from Flint, Michigan has been my happy place, my daily pick-me-up for a couple of weeks now (Thanks, NPR Music’s Austin 100!) Then I discovered the corresponding music video – amazing!
Also great this week, but more local: Queergestreift, a local LGBTI film festival. I got to see Moonlight (I had really high expectations, and the movie exceeded them all) Coming Out (the first and only gay movie from the former German Democratic Republic, an interesting and well-made portrait of 1989) and The Fits (an magic movie about black girlhood, dance, gender, and coming-of-age. Watch out for director Anna Rose Holmer and young actress Royalty Hightower) A couple of great movies are still coming up, the festival is on at Zebra Kino Konstanz until next week.
However, I might not get to see many of them, as I’ll also attend my first barcamp, #BCBS17 here in Konstanz. I’m excited.
What’s Making Me Happy This Week: Scottish duo Honeyblood and their charming tour video for “Babes Never Die,” the title track of their 2016 record.