How was your week?
Mine was pretty eventful! I celebrated the twin high holidays of Bicycle Day and 4/20. I became the voice of the poor dog who lives next door and is neglected by her owners. The neighbors did not appreciate that. The dog did, though, so that's all that matters. I feel like the neighborhood villain now, which is exhilarating! No fucks to give!
I have a lot to say about this time and all the wild energy it introduces. But I'm not going to write about it in this blog post; that's not what this space is for. I already podcasted about it here, so check that out.
Thanks for Listening to the Podcast!
Speaking of The Matt Kollock Show, things are going pretty great. People are downloading and listening. And it just feels good to have five episodes out there after fretting over the thing for so long. It's now available on Apple Podcasts (with some kinks that have yet to be worked out) and I'm working on getting it up on Spotify. These things have been more time consuming and frustrating than I thought they'd be, but progress is being made.
Thank you for your interest in the podcast. It feels great knowing that I'm in your head so much. I wouldn't be able to do it without you.
A Super-Sized Song Selection
I just could not keep the playlist capped at 66 songs this week. So there are 75 songs. Nice! Because there are fewer extended jam-band jams and more little pop masterpieces, it will still only take about 5.5 hours to get through it. So yeah. Good value.
This week's listening was dominated by Fiona Apple and her excellent new album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters. Goddamn, she is great. The hype is for real. Deserved. She has been one of my major influences since her first album, Tidal, appeared in 1996. People thought I was weird for liking her music back then. Now everybody thinks she's a genius. I am not going to explain or apologize for my music taste anymore.
I talked a lot about Fiona Apple and Fetch the Bolt Cutters in the latest podcast, too.
Let's see, the playlist also contains the music I used to annoy the neighbors, pre- and post-confrontation. The first several songs off of Ween's GodWeenSatan: The Oneness were absolutely ideal for the purpose. I also blasted the first Melvins album, Gluey Porch Treatments, which must be terrifying for people who are unfamiliar with the vibe. Several selections from that one, as well as some other Melvins stuff, made it onto the playlist.
What else? Oh yeah, some new stuff from Release Radar, some classics from the Matt Kollock collection and a bunch of 4/20-friendly tunes.
I love this playlist and I think you will, too!