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Crying At The Grocery Store
An end of the week share of a few things
Somehow it never occured to me to use my newsletter as a vehicle for delivering word of the things that I do. Because, as anyone with a history of mental illness might tell you, our brains like to tell us all kinds of weird and wonderful things about any and all things, and one of my problems is I worry I’m bothering people by sharing the work that I do.
But hey. You subscribe to my newsletter, and it’s only fair that I use it to do a quick little end of the week update on some things I’ve done that you might enjoy.
I have a podcast, it’s called Blue Eyes Crying By The Chips. It’s a weekly show about the songs we love, and the places we have cried listening to them in public. It’s fun and light and sweet all at once, and it’s been such an absolute to put together. The latest episode is with Jaya Saxena, one of the all-time greats, a fantastic writer at Eater.com and someone who cried on a vineyard listening to Paul Simon.
You can listen to the show anywhere you get podcasts!
This isn’t the Paul Simon song we discuss in the episode, because there are still some secrets in the world and you will just have to listen to hear it, but I wanted to share a Paul Simon song here regardless because as a lifelong Simon head, sometimes we just wanna share the things that flood our hearts with warm and beautiful memories for a moment.
I’m also doing a few regular columns over at Paste magazine, one of which is called Restaurants, Red Bulls and Rest Stops. It’s an interview series where I talk to artists that I love about the food they eat on (and off) the road. The first round was with Brian Fallon from the Gaslight Anthem, and in keeping with me “punk rock guys from New Jersey” theme, today my conversation with writer and musician Geoff Rickly of Thursday.
Geoff is a food guy through and through, he told me his cancellable take on pizza, about becoming a foodie through his partner who is a food documentarian, and the inspirational quote he once read on the wall of a Jimmy Johns that I have thought about every day since he told me about it.
We also talked a LOT about coffee, my absolute favourite thing, and I only had to cut about 20 minutes of our coffee talk for space.
You can read the edited version of our conversation on Paste’s website HERE.
Okay, that’s it. I want to thank you all for reading, for supporting the work that I do, for being here, for getting through it. See you all soon.
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