It’s that time of year again! Here’s the perennial classic for you and yours this holiday season.
In December of 1989, Shunt, Mutt, and the Journeymen reunited for the 41st time with legendary producer Jimmy ‘James’ Bladon. The result was a legendary charity album entitled ‘The Journeymen On Ice (And Speed).’ After a barn collapse where the tapes were stored, only one track survived. ‘The Season Of Giving’ hit the Billboard charts at 1,312 and by noon the same day was already at 1,310. Now, remixed, remastered, and remembered, the song is presented to you here, free of charge and free of apologies. God bless us, everyone.
Words and music by Matt Gourley & James Bladon (BMI)
Mutt Taylor: vocals, guitar, and banjo Shunt McGuppin: vocals Jimmy Blades: back up vocals, bass, drums, bells, piano, Hammond B3, keys George Bladon: back up vocals Charles Bladon: back up vocals Angela Bladon: back up vocals
Great news, everyone. This week’s all-new episode of JANIE AND AARON DOES HOLLYWOOD is out. And Janie is really out of her damn mind in this one…
Here’s the description of the absurdity:
Aaron shares his plan to move into a 24-hour Korean Day Spa to save money on rent, Janie shares the details of her star turn on ABC’s Happy Endings, and the duo take a trip down memory lane to share the shocking true story of how they first met (Origin Story Alert)! Plus French kissing on camera, religious solicitations, and Aaron’s autobiography, “Some Babies Don’t Like Butter.” And what’s worse: Raisins or Pulp Fiction?
“I grew up reading a generation of American and English people like [Saul] Bellow, [John] Updike or [Martin] Amis. Everybody’s neutral unless they’re black — then you hear about it: the black man, the black woman, the black person. Of course, if you happen to be black the world doesn’t look that way to you. I just wanted to try and create perhaps a sense of alienation and otherness in this person, the white reader, to remind them that they are not neutral to other people.”—Zadie Smith, discussing how she never mentions the race of any of the characters in her new novel, NW, unless they are white. (via theraconteurasaurus)
One afternoon long ago, I was walking down 1st Avenue with my friend Jancee, who was getting ready for her first interview with the one of the editors of the New York Times SundayStyles section. She went over some story ideas she wanted to pitch the guy, we discussed them, we stopped at a bodega…