You always feel a connection with that sort of thing. Because the whole thing is everybody feels beleaguered at some point. I mean, that’s the universal truth of punk — is that, you are going to feel, in whatever role you’re living, like everybody’s against you at some point, and that people are accusing you of things that are not true.
John Darnielle, at the AV Club. (If you click that link, you can watch the Mountain Goats perform Jawbreaker’s “Box Car.”)
Fantastic cover, despite changing the “killing cops and reading Kerouac” line a little. “Watching Cops and reading Didion” is a pretty solid replacement, though. Excited to see the Mountain Goats a week from Saturday.
I am healthy, I am whole but I have poor impulse control, and I want to go home, but I am home.
John Darnielle’s coming to play Portland next month and my buddy J and I have tickets. I haven’t seen him play in nearly a decade. I remember sitting around him as he sat on a chair in a dorm lounge with a bunch of stoned, drunk, and cigarette smoking college students surrounding him and it was amazing.