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Currently listening to: The Walkmen

When Jon and I were at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco in August we got to celebrate our anniversary by taking photos of one of the bands that serenaded our first year together, The Walkmen, in particular with this song, “We’ve Been Had” from 2001:

They have a new album out and opened their set at the festival with “In the New year” from that album:

And what I love about this song is the fact that it’s really noisy and out of control, but at the same time totally controlled. Also, watching the lead singer Hamilton Leithauser hit some of those high notes on stage was like witnessing someone being struck by lightning:

the walkmen

the walkmen

Also, his name is Hamilton. HAMILTON. It is required by law for me to adore him.

the walkmen

The rest of the band isn’t too bad either:

the walkmen

the walkmen

the walkmen

the walkmen

Also, since I’m posting videos I thought I’d include this one that was forwarded to me by more than a dozen people. This dog just may be more talented than Chuck:

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Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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