Your Sonic Sunday: May 24th (well, 25th)

Happy Sunday, folks (I forgot to set this to publish yesterday! Oops. Well, it’s still the weekend here in the States, so it still counts as “Sunday.”)

Do you believe we have one week left in May 2020? It’s almost like something happened to slow life down to a crawl and inversely speed up the passage of days. I wonder.

Anyway, here are a couple gems from around the internet that you may like if you like me/this site:

  • I’ve given McMansion Hell credit where (a lot of) credit’s due on this site before, but I decided to check back into her website recently, and found this fantastic article she wrote (and I somehow missed) a couple years ago about the populist (actual populism) preservers and archivists of mundane, built-to-fail architecture.
  • A user who calls himself Snake Oils for Holy Spirits posts a fantastic mix of olde timey music to Soundcloud on a near-weekly basis. Here’s his latest, which includes some Polynesian vocal music, good-time fiddle jams, and plenty of surface noise to hug your soul.
  • Newly minted Dr. Corinne Gressang (University of Kentucky) just issued and publicly filed her dissertation about a topic I had never once thought about, but now I can’t stop thinking about: French nun-hood during the Revolution and Napoleonic era.

I will be back this week with a new entry on the Ben Irving Postcard Project! I will also be writing an insane amount to catch up on some writing which complications at the end of the digital semester delayed.

Enjoy this mashup of Futurama footage with Red City Radio’s song “This Day Has Seen Better Bars,” which you didn’t know you needed. For those interested in learning more about the song, I interviewed RCR in Baltimore once, many years ago.