A really fun musical game is to play songs from “Rid of Me” and “White Chalk” back to back to confound listeners with them being from the same artist. See for example that the gut disgust reaction my mother just made to overhearing the below probably sits at the opposite end of the dipole from her (presumptive) reaction to the internationalist-baiting catchy autoharping above. New PJ Harvey, new Radiohead Saturday— Yo La Tengo live Thursday… this is shaping up to be a nice week.

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