the smell of my desperation has become a stench

New Tunes – The National

The National are by no means a new band, and their last album Boxer fared both criticially and commercially well. Back in May 2010 they released a new LP called High Violet and I love, love, love this one even more. The first video from the new album is for “Bloodbuzz Ohio” and is pretty typical of why it resonates with me so much. It soars with both authority and swelling beauty, and it fills me up. Not to mention what it does on my crush for lead vocalist Matt Beringer (it’s the beard).

Heather B. Armstrong

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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