Sunday Morning Coming Down

Here we go with a new Odyshape feature that we hope will be recurrent --- odds and sods of what the Senior Executive Editorial Staff found interesting during the past week.

  • Let's get the party started with a Wussy video, cuz that's how we hang around here:
  • Milo Miles' best of 2014Q1:
  • "As a rapper, you have to put on an image. Like, my business is my product. I don't want you to look at us as gangsters or anything. We just make music" - rap lyrics as evidence:
  • "I suppose all utopias have their dark sides" - Kathi Wilcox on Bikini Kill:
  • "1992 EP Uptown Avondale put its world-weariness ahead of the fact that Al Green and Holland-Dozier-Holland were among its credited songwriters" - Maura Johnston talks Afghan Whigs:
  • "I don’t have a problem with teen pop. I’d actually much rather have One Direction than any number of boring, shit rock bands, and there are so many boring, shit rock bands at the minute, I can’t tell you. They drive me to distraction, because it’s kind of dishonest" - Jon Savage on teenagers and Teenager:
  • "Dr. Dre threw an MTV-employed woman down the stairs and doesn’t have to worry about his legacy fading, despite releasing his last culturally relevant album only two years before Courtney Love’s. That double standard is sickly, and sadly hasn’t eroded much 20 years on" - Dan Weiss [and others] revisit Hole's Live Through This:
  • "In the world of early-20th-century African-American music and people obsessed by it, who can appear from one angle like a clique of pale and misanthropic scholar-gatherers and from another like a sizable chunk of the human population, there exist no ghosts more vexing than a couple of women identified on three ultrarare records made in 1930 and ’31 as Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley" - John Jeremiah Sullivan on The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie: