We Are the Eggmenavril 5, 2021
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Now, it’s a far cry from flavored salts and different sorts of chutneys, but I still want you to read this new poem from Natalie Diaz in The New York Times Magazine, “If I Should Come Upon Your House Lonely in the West Texas Desert.”
The priceless Dust-to-Digital reminded me it was Jimmy Cliff’s birthday last week. They posted an ace video of him performing “The Harder They Come” in 1972.
A reader sent along a quiet, almost haunting video documentary about a Japanese cafe in a Tokyo suburb, where the proprietor makes coffee and pizza toast. It’s called “Pizza Toast & Coffee: Kissa Bugen,” by Craig Mod.
There’s been a lot of talk in my set about rewatching old television series, and I did it with “The Wire.” Now I’m turning to James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux novels, starting with “The Neon Rain.” Maybe you’ll join me?
Finally, more music to play us off: Big Thief covering The Breeders, “Off You.” Listen to that and I’ll be back on Wednesday.