-or- Jesus Hates Christmas Music Too -or- Drink Up, Smoke Up, and Sing Your Heart Out by Matt Meade So, I fucking hate Christmas. I hate it for all the same reasons you do. I hate the crass commercialism, the fact that there isn’t a war on Christmas but there should be; I hate it […]Read more "Christmas Carols with Genitals"
All Souls’ Day Youngest Son Self Released 2014 By Matt Meade Once, while my nephew was noodling on his acoustic guitar, we had this pseudo religious, Who’s on First? moment while talking about the charismatic singer-songwriter Tallest Man on Earth. My nephew was playing “Troubles Will Be Gone,” on his guitar as if the […]Read more "Youngest Son Unrolls Another Dawn"
by Matt Meade Wheaton, IL is a real Anytown, USA type of place. There’s no litter, all the streetlights work, and there are a lot of skinny kids wearing tank tops (not “wife beaters,” white, or black and menacing, but tank tops, bright and happy to be seen). The kids are healthy and ethnically integrated; […]Read more "The Youngest of Sons, The Middlest of Americas"
Youngest Son by Matt Meade I have been trying to write this review for weeks now. It’s been difficult because the Christian imagery of this week’s artist forces me to overthink every reaction I have to every part of the music. Someday I’ll write about my complex relationship with Christianity and how I am simultaneously […]Read more "Never Heard of ‘Em? #10 – Youngest Son"