I decided to get rid of the “taste” portion this time but it may come back in future iterations! Enjoy!
Read: “Breaking Up with Your Parents.” Of course this is a piece from the Shouts & Murmurs section of the New Yorker. It doesn’t need much explaining. I’ll just leave a quotation, “And then the honeymoon period ended. It’s hard to pin down how these things change—often they happen in unnoticeable shifts. Was it when I turned eighteen, left your house, and began college? Was it when I graduated from college and moved to New York City? Was it when I was approaching thirty and got engaged to someone else? I don’t know. You’ve probably felt it, too.”
Look: Episode One of Take My Wife. Seeso, a comedy subscription service, launched a show from the wonderfully talented and incredible team of Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito. Esposito is actually a Boston College grad, another reason to be happy I ended up here! Take My Wife is a “Lucy Loves Lucy” type of show, displaying the relationship between two comics. It seems semi-autobiographical and is definitely infused with the raw comedic and emotional power of Butcher and Esposito. I would highly recommend watching at least the first episode.
Drink: Aeronaut’s First Steps on Sour Planet. I’ve been pretty sick the past week or so, so I haven’t had any beer to comment on really. But, after my recent visit to Aeronaut Brewing, I had this delicious, low ABV Berliner Weisse. It’s tart, refreshing, bright, and extremely drinkable. Perfect for someone on the verge of a cold, apparently.
Listen: Dance Gavin Dance, one of my favorite bands, recently put out their 7th album, Mothership. It is gorgeous, weird, powerful, and fun. I’ve always enjoyed the blend of styles on display in Dance Gavin Dance and that beautiful chaos is fully present in this album. Maura Johnston of the Boston Globe writes, “But giving it a spin or two shines a light on a swath of heavy, ambitious, and sometimes witty rock that seizes on the past few decades of edge-dwelling music, places it all in a blender, and puts the speed on high.” I would recommend my favorite song off the album “Chocolate Jackalope” but an easier listen may be “Exposed.”
Featured image “Cameron Esposito 4” via Gage Skidmore/Flickr. (What’s great is you can also Rhea Butcher’s nametag!)