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Friday Night Jukebox: Random Rules Edition

From the great American road trip album (apologies for the bizarre imagery in the video): Anyway, The Silver Jews are a pretty fantastic band. A few years ago, Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane over the Sea” was the great, undiscovered indie rock gem of the 1990s. Since then, they’ve enjoyed something of a career…

Friday Night Jukebox, DIY Edition

As a fellow part-time hipster, I found a lot to like in William Brafford’s meditation on DIY indie rock and localism: Here’s the application to politics. DIY never sought to replace the major labels; it just did without them whenever possible. It was in part technology that made DIY possible, especially cheaper home recording equipment,…