Doin this thing tutupig tagged me in. 6 fave selfies. I think I’m pretty dang presh. The magazine I used to work for just did a story on selfies and I think they’re pretty great. Annoying at time, for sure. But there ain’t nothin wrong with lovin on yourself. And if you like the way you look and feel good about it and can put it out there to the rest of the world, then good for you, bbs. Go for it! I wanna see aconybellasagoofpopquizkidlookmanohansperhapsthenokdavidbyrnindownthehouserestrainingorder y’all’s favorites cause I think yer all cute as hell lil nuggets. No pressure, of course.
Sturgill Simpson‘s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music is not quite like anything else you’ll probably hear this summer. It has deep roots in much-loved country music traditions – parts of it could pass as lost tapes of The Outlaws – but it explores the self and relationships with others using Buddhism and psychedelic experiences, among other points of reference. It’s a work that successfully blends trucking anthems, English pop hits from a quarter-century ago and psychedelicmusique concrète freakouts. Just before the album hit physical and digital shelves in May, American Songwriter caught up with Simpson to learn how he pulled that off.