Jam of the day…
SE: Should we start by acknowledging our reluctance, perhaps? Or maybe by confessing our embarrassments? AHP: Yes, I think we can begin by situating her, more than perhaps any other, as a Lilith Fair performer who was so much of that time and moment that sheâs completely, wholly out of fashion now. Sheâs not your momâs well-loved cardigan thatâs now just vintage and refined; sheâs the embarrassing Gap overalls. SE: Oh my god. She has all these albums Iâve never even heard of and donât especially want to listen to, even for the purposes of our art. But she isâ¦
“Is it weird that I can’t distinguish this from a fan video made by an 8th grader? All I see is blue filter, frosty make-up, and the up-do with chunky front sections that characterized 80% of prom up-dos from the period.”
So in love with this album. So, so in love.
This is one of the greatest things ever.
I love me some Vintage Trouble. Last year, I was in full on groupie mode, making it a point to see them weekly for their residency at The Tar Pit, the pretty-decent-pretty-swanky-used-to-be-a-fuck-of-a-lot-cooler joint in my hood.
The first time I saw them, I literally stumbled into the bar with some gal pals looking for a classier upgrade from my former watering hole, which had since become infested with an Under-21 crowd…especially when a 16-year-old I knew told me he liked to go there. So in hopes of better cocktails and a smattering of older douchebags, coupled with a delicious Jack and Ginger and some respectable sweet potato fries, I ventured in with my lady pals and well, havoc ensued.
These boys rock the goddamn fucking house. Their live shows are goddamn fucking epic. And so I felt like a proud mama when they skiddaddled off to Europe, dropped an album, climbed the charts, are appearing on American tv this week and are doing a big fancy gig at the El Rey next week. Though the venue (and, possibly, sideburns) is bigger, I still expect a rollicking good time.
Super fun tune o’ the day.
This song is pretty fucking hot.
My “If I Were A Professional Stripper” song has now been updated (sorry, White Stripes!).