Posts by: Allyson McCabe and Esme Blegvad

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Viv Albertine’s Emotional Investigation

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I’ve worked through the pain, and made something useful and creative out of it.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Ira Kaplan’s Favorite Pit Stops

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To pull into a rest area and get a bag of KFC or McDonald’s or whatever is kind of soul crushing, or at least it is for us.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Sadie Dupuis’s Preloved Farfisa Organ

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[I]t’s taken me back to those memories of recording at my dad’s, and the stuff that took him back into his past, and ultimately into my future.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Andrew Savage’s Punk Possibilities

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I kept listening over and over again, and eventually I realized this album was challenging my idea of what punk is.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Zola Jesus’s Natural World

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About a year ago, I ended up returning to the land where I grew up and building a house here.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Franklin James Fisher’s “Rhoda”

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I have to work to get the sounds, but then the magic kicks in.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Brendan Canty’s Vintage Drums

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I just remember when I first started playing that set how beautiful and perfect it was. Having a real instrument really made a difference. I started really playing!

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Weyes Blood’s Mysterious Kris

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To this day no one really knows where my kris came from or whether or not it’s a significant part of my family history, if it’s a random object or an heirloom with an untold story.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Allison Crutchfield’s Sewing Machine

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When I’m away touring, my clothes are my connection to home, my way of feeling myself.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Ian Svenonius’s “Principles of Modernism”

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[T]he most essential thing is actually a kind of worldview, a mindset—or maybe it’s an ideology.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Kurt Wagner’s One-of-a-Kind Hat

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I try not to think about fashion. It’s more that I want to settle on something to wear so I don’t have to think about it.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Thao Nguyen’s Release

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The thing I want to talk about is something I’m not in possession of anymore, but of all the things I’ve lost it’s the thing I think about the most.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Jad Fair

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If you’re doing what makes you happy, it’s easier for you to be happy, and if you’re lucky, to make others happy too.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Laura Ballance’s Ghost Stories

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There is one story that my mother used to tell me often, which has become in some ways a symbol of my childhood.

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