🎮 After my complaint in the last issue about being bad at Dead Cells, it’s suddenly clicked and I’m actually doing quite well. I like this game a great deal more than I expected to.
🎵 Also mentioned last time round: Alex G’s God Save The Animals
, which is brilliant. He’s been able to expand on both the pop and the noise/weird while continuing to improve his songwriting. A very rare ability.
🎤 In a recent episode of Bullseye
Jesse Thorn spoke with Loudon Wainwright
, a folk singer of some 50+ years. His 1971 song ‘Motel Blues
’ is an old favourite of mine, bringing to life the loneliness of a touring musician, and I’ve rather come around to what I initially thought was a misogynistic tinge to the lyrics—now I just think they’re sad and pitiable.
Taking all of this in, I think it’s possible (and even necessary) to hold two thoughts in your head: 1) The stuff that didn’t make Yankee Hotel Foxtrot did not fit on the record; 2) The stuff that didn’t make Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is some of the greatest music Wilco has ever made.
🎮 Something I hope to play soon is Tunic, newly released for Switch and already available on other platforms. My son has seen the trailer and is keen to play as the cute fox; I’m yet to tell him that it consists of mind-bending puzzles and punishing combat: