So many things are happening while the world ends!
Billie Joe Armstrong covered “I Think We’re Alone Now” (do you get it?):
Ben Gibbard wrote a whole Death Cab-ish song about the quarantine:
Sir Patrick Stewart really needs to stay inside for all our sakes, and has set himself up for at least 154 days of isolation by starting a Sonnet A Day series on Twitter… and yes hearing him read Shakespeare absolutely counts as art:
Speaking of that new Ben Gibbard song: he premiered it on this stream:
That stream was the fourth (!) of nine (!!) sets, so far (!!!), in which he’s been playing DCFC material old and new, Postal Service, and covers, most especially on the all-covers stream on March 23rd:
You can look in the comments of each video for set-lists that link directly to each song, in some cases supplied by the band itself (for example).
Some guy made this amazing chilled-out cover of “Going to Georgia”, accompanied by at least 3 copies of himself:
It seems that one thing that will come out of the Covid quarantines is a new flourishing of cloistered art. No word yet on a new theory of gravitation. Here’s a wonderful instance – John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats recording new music into his storied Panasonic… but also broadcasting the recording session live on Facebook:
Like I mentioned last time, this episode contains one of the more disturbing revelations of the season–in my opinion! But perhaps not as disturbing as the news in the real world, so thank you to Homeland for providing some solid escapism this season.
So, this Willow and Xander thing continues to be disturbing and gross. The two of them have remained with their significant others but continue to be weird and panicky around each other because they still want to jump each other’s bones, and I hate it.
Remember when Oz was a werewolf and no one ever talked about it again? It turns out that three nights a month, the gang locks him up in the book cage and Willow reads to him from Call of the Wild (hence the hilariously dramatic voiceovers, a Buffy staple). Willow lets Xander watch him so she can study, but he immediately falls asleep, and Oz gets out of his cage. I blame Xander’s sheer incompetence, but can they also just–stop trapping monsters in the book cage? Has this ever worked for them, even once?Continue reading →