I had the pleasure this week to join my friends from See How They Run for a couple shows on their EP release tour here in Texas. The duo of Paige Lewis and Adrian Bourgeois have really made something special with their EP The Strength of Strings so please check it out. My good friend Matt Hammon (pictured above) opened all the shows with a stellar acoustic set. Can’t wait for his album to drop this fall.
I’m pretty terrible about taking time off work and this piece in Afar on mastering the “mini-break” is exactly what I needed.
If you’re an anxious person like me, sometimes you just need to slow down and take stock of what’s going on around you. Well, that’s not always easy, but this list of 8 Apps to Help You Chill the F*ck Out from Cool Material can really help.
This Oral History of Quentin Tarantino As Told To Me By Men I’ve Dated by Ali Elkin at McSweeney’s is absolutely amazing.
This monologue from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah after the release of dashcam footage of the murder of Philando Castile is deeply saddening, disturbing and should be required watching for every American. They actually show the dashcam footage, so be warned, its brutal and heart-wrenching to watch. I’ll be writing more on this next week when I can actually be objective and not just overwhelmingly angry and sad.
Later in that same episode, Trevor Noah interviewed Jason Isbell and that’s definitely worth a watch too. His views on folk music and the role of musicians in our current world is fascinating.
Last but not least, here’s some previews of See How They Run‘s new EP The Strength of Strings.