Rob Harvilla's 60 Songs that Explain the 90s

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I am digging this series of podcasts from Mr. Harvilla. Anyone else listening to them?

Thus far, he's done 45 - 60 minutes on the each of following songs:

You Oughta Know
Hey Jealousy
The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
November Rain
Mind Playing Tricks On Me
All I Want For Christmas is You
I Want It That Way
Make 'Em Say Uhh!
Enter Sandman
You Get What You Give
Gonna Make You Sweat
Nuthin' But a G-Thang
Just a Girl
No Scrubs
Hunger Strike
Man! I Feel Like a Woman
Common People
Dreaming of You
I Got 5 on It

I have enjoyed his writing in the past, and he's got some pretty good angles for most of these pods. The I Got 5 on It episode, in particular, was really enjoyable to me.

TrumpPence a Bag (B.L.A.M.), Sunday, 25 April 2021 19:29 (two years ago) link

some nice couplings there:

The Rain (November Rain) (Supa Dupa Fly)
Mayonaise (I Want It That Way)
Gonna Make You Sweat (You Get What You Give)
Just a Girl (Nuthin' But a G-Thang)

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Sunday, 25 April 2021 19:49 (two years ago) link

Sounds interesting, but appears to be a Spotify thing, not available as a podcast.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 25 April 2021 19:59 (two years ago) link

It pulls up via PocketCasts, someone might have a bootleg RSS feed.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Sunday, 25 April 2021 20:36 (two years ago) link

It is a Spotify thing - it's from The Ringer, and they're now owned by Spotify.

TrumpPence a Bag (B.L.A.M.), Sunday, 25 April 2021 21:19 (two years ago) link

two terrible tastes that taste worse together

Joe Bombin (milo z), Sunday, 25 April 2021 21:19 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Loved the latest episode on Nothing Compares 2 U

nate woolls, Thursday, 3 June 2021 07:40 (one year ago) link

Thank you for recommending this. I've been making my way through and have really been enjoying Harvilla's voice. Good, simple concept of using 60 songs to tell bigger stories of trends, artist trajectories, and different genre pockets.

So far my favorites have been "All I Want For Christmas is You" and "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" Had a good laugh in the latter when he said, "Mystikal had the same relation to the beat as the Kool Aid Man had to a brick wall."

Indexed, Monday, 14 June 2021 18:38 (one year ago) link

From the episode on Third Eye Blind:

We're talking songs that make you want to smooch your also-married-to-someone-else high-school sweetheart in the back of your minivan in the parking lot at your 15-year high school reunion.

enochroot, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 23:34 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

holy fucking shit @ young Rob's interpretation of "Take Me Home Tonight"

possibly the funniest thing I've ever heard (in the "My Heart Will Go On" ep)

Assume you mean Eddie Money's song? I was thinking how it and the PSB' "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" appeared within a year of each other, and the way each brings in this legendary female pop voice halfway through the record in a way that's so haunting. I'd do a poll if it wouldn't be so wildly lopsided. (I do like "Take Me Home Tonight.")

clemenza, Thursday, 4 November 2021 17:52 (one year ago) link

yes, Eddie Money's song. As a young boy, Rob thought the song was a cautionary tale about the possible results from a one night stand. The lover from that night, voiced by Ronnie Spector, shows up at Eddie's doorstep to plead "Feed my little baby. Feed my little baaaaabbbaaaaay." The idea that she's singing "feed my little baby" and like that is just too much.

Definitely an interesting/creative mishearing.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 November 2021 19:46 (one year ago) link

I knew who the Jerky Boys were through my older brother, but I never owned an album or saw the movie. I cannot believe Pablo, Honey is named after a Jerky Boys call. I even started listening to PH more after Turrican's thread (and blowout). How does a band survive this?

Oxnard Jeweler (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 18 November 2021 18:30 (one year ago) link

the "no scrubs" episode was the only one i've heard and it was pretty enjoyable

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Thursday, 18 November 2021 18:49 (one year ago) link

I wish they'd put all of the songs referenced in each episode in the playlist

Oxnard Jeweler (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 18 November 2021 19:01 (one year ago) link

I've listened to most of them. Highly recommend the "Wonderwall" episode.

Indexed, Thursday, 18 November 2021 19:06 (one year ago) link

These are really good. I started bingeing them which was a mistake because Rob's normally very satisfying vocal cadence starts to feel gimmicky, but as long as I don't listen to more than 2 in a row I find most of the episodes immensely enjoyable, and usually pretty insightful. He also has really good guests most of the time, who actually have specific knowledge about the artist or scene in question and aren't just the usual suspects on the podcast circuit. And the interviews never overstay their welcome.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 22 November 2021 21:07 (one year ago) link

Rob occasionally drops an oddly sensual "yeah" while the guest is talking.

Oxnard Jeweler (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 22 November 2021 21:48 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...


yeah that's gonna do it for me and message boards

— rob harvilla (@harvilla) June 16, 2022

circles, Wednesday, 6 July 2022 16:21 (ten months ago) link

I am a regular listener to the show and enjoy it and how much I enjoy it surprisingly does not correlate with my own enjoyment (or lack thereof) of the song being profiled. Some of my least favorite music has been some of my favorite shows which is not the norm, for me anyway.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 6 July 2022 18:47 (ten months ago) link

lol none stuck out in these last two eps

Herby Dutch Baby (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 7 July 2022 05:10 (ten months ago) link

This is a great podcast. Is there a thread on ilm for music podcast recommendations?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 7 July 2022 15:59 (ten months ago) link

The Mary J. Blige episode was one of the best, really outstanding stuff. I immediately emailed a musicologist professor who taught "Women in Music" when I was school, to tell her she ought to give it a listen.

Attached by piercing jewelry (bernard snowy), Thursday, 7 July 2022 17:02 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

this podcast just illuminated - for me, for the first time - the potential double meaning of the title of Blink-182's second album Dude Ranch

both hilarious and horrifying

alpine static, Sunday, 24 July 2022 22:34 (ten months ago) link

as soon as he mentioned the possibility, i was like oh, got it, say no more

circles, Monday, 25 July 2022 03:58 (ten months ago) link

yes, that was good insight

look like Farley smoke like Marley (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 25 July 2022 04:58 (ten months ago) link


papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 25 July 2022 08:30 (ten months ago) link

three months pass...

i wonder what internal spotify nonsense caused them to stop appending the song being discussed at the end of the episode. could it really be as dumb as the episodes being original content that they don't have to pay rights for but the songs being stuff they do have to pay for, so it helps their bottom line if not everyone who listens through the episode also plays the song?

circles, Sunday, 13 November 2022 15:27 (six months ago) link

i have no idea but it probably won’t be a case of them paying or not paying for the song it will be a victim of some larger agreement between spotify and a rights holder about whether or not “spotify original” podcast content can contain their music (and it might be different per territory)

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 13 November 2022 16:55 (six months ago) link

yeah its weird bc the song was not actually embedded in the episode -- queueing up an ep would add the podcast followed by the song, separately. So that doesn't quite track. But can't really imagine what else the reason would be.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 13 November 2022 17:08 (six months ago) link

oh i see. hmm dunno.

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 13 November 2022 17:08 (six months ago) link

maybe they just gave up on the "podcast+song" experiment? i've never heard of it outside of the mentions on this show.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 13 November 2022 17:44 (six months ago) link

I see these are available on non-Spotify feeds, will check it out

change display name (Jordan), Sunday, 13 November 2022 17:46 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

In today's episode re "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode, Rob refers to "the great critic Neg Raggett."

I can proudly say I once served the great Ned Raggett a drink at the Pasadena McCormick & Schmick's, nearly 16 years ago now.

TrumpPence a Bag (B.L.A.M.), Thursday, 26 January 2023 03:41 (four months ago) link

I've listened to a ton of these now and it's great. Haven't listened to the last few because the songs weren't enticing (Hootie, Lisa Loeb, etc), but I know he goes way beyond the title artist and I probably should, huh?

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 26 January 2023 04:16 (four months ago) link

xp Pretty sure I called up Ned while he was doing a radio show c. 1999, and we briefly chatted about the Dead C.

Vexatious litigant (morrisp), Thursday, 26 January 2023 04:28 (four months ago) link

Hootie one was good. Makes a good case for the band's strengths and the underappreciated world-weariness or social commentary in their lyrics. It does open with a lot of 80s baseball card material and "my life as a sports fan" material; that didn't do as much for me, but many here might find it very sweet and charming!

got it in the blood, the kid's a pelican (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 26 January 2023 04:37 (four months ago) link

i need to dig into this more, i listened to an episode ages ago & really liked it

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 January 2023 04:40 (four months ago) link

Hootie and Lisa were both fantastic!

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 26 January 2023 04:53 (four months ago) link


peace, man, Thursday, 26 January 2023 10:48 (four months ago) link

I’m up to episode 58 and there hasn’t been a dud episode so far. I could listen to this guy recite the phone book.

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Thursday, 26 January 2023 11:03 (four months ago) link

lol at the Enjoy the Silence episode being structured around the "For the Masses" tribute album, a mostly forgotten album I listened to a whole lot in the late-90s and which actually got me back into depeche mode at the time

silverfish, Thursday, 26 January 2023 19:29 (four months ago) link

Ok I'll eventually get around to those eps (even though sports talk is equally unenticing)

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 26 January 2023 19:31 (four months ago) link

I like the way he tells stories and his eye for banal personal details, so even the sports talk wasn't a total deal-breaker for a sports-hater like myself. YMMV of course.

got it in the blood, the kid's a pelican (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 26 January 2023 20:42 (four months ago) link

lol at his pronunciation of Basildon

nate woolls, Thursday, 26 January 2023 22:51 (four months ago) link

you can find "sports talk" in the works of David Berman as well

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 26 January 2023 23:13 (four months ago) link

Not to take anything away from the great Ned Raggett but I do like his subtle habit of always referring to critics as "the great music writer x" or "the great critic x", just bigging up his colleagues.

I've tried to get both my 90s music-obsessed friend and his 90s music-obsessed 14 year old stepson to listen, without success.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 26 January 2023 23:16 (four months ago) link

my partner likes 90s music and absolutely hates it.

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 26 January 2023 23:21 (four months ago) link

I did like the Depeche entry — then again I’m name checked in it. But also the detail about DJing for a college radio station only available on cable, as I’ve been there.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 20 March 2023 19:38 (two months ago) link

it can be patchy early on yes but that is not at all the rule in my experience of the series as a whole. skip at your peril imo

I don't want to name the two guests I heard, because I don't want to hurt any feelings here in case someone is buddies with them, but they were from 2021. Is that early? Neither guest enriched the song at all, but I may have simply listened to a couple songs that didn't really have much to enrich? I'll try a couple of others, maybe the ones you mentioned.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 March 2023 19:43 (two months ago) link

Hanif Abdurraquib on Gin Blossoms, Yasi Salek on Hole

Very much enjoyed both of those. The most obnoxious I've heard was Jay Caspian Kang on "Basket Case," which was weird because he more or less liked Green Day but hated that song. And also just didn't really have much interesting to say. (Music is not really his area of expertise.)

But to the point, yeah, I kind of consider the episode over when the guest appears, and then I keep listening if it's somebody interesting and not if not.

yes, Kang was the one i was thinking of.

"superfan" was a poor word choice on my part ... but Kang is a good example of someone they should've ditched.

enrichment is great, of course, but i'm happy with knowledge of the band and enthusiasm. basically, just nerd out with Rob.

alpine static, Monday, 20 March 2023 20:10 (two months ago) link

The Oakland guys on the Luniz episode was a good example of the guests really bringing some expert knowledge.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 20 March 2023 20:11 (two months ago) link

Okay, I just listened to the New Radicals one, and Rob Sheffield is a good guest, not least because this sort of thing is totally in his wheelhouse as a guy who excels at showing boundless enthusiasm for pretty much everything.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 March 2023 21:11 (two months ago) link

Ha! Rob has kind of amazing ability to do that and still keep his dignity totally intact. A friend and I have interacted with him in a certain trivia league several of us ILX0rs are on and briefly ended up on the receiving end of that enthusiasm as a result which felt really good.

Bringing Up Initials B.B. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 March 2023 21:22 (two months ago) link

Also he's good in reverent mode, but the ones where he can loosen up are a bit more fun (listening to the Oasis one now, lol)

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 20 March 2023 21:51 (two months ago) link

Interviews are hit or miss for sure, but VG is right that the good ones really add something.

I hit my first "backfire" episode. Previously my feelings about Counting Crows consisted of mild unexamined nostalgic affection, but now I think they're legit terrible and Duritz is an all-time awful singer and irritating whiner. I still enjoyed the ep though! I didn't bother with the Simmons interview; his Pumpkins appearance was one of the early ones that made me think the interviews were a waste of time.

rob, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 16:30 (two months ago) link

Feel free to toss out good eps in this thread, at this point I've listened to most of the ones that I was drawn to, but you never know which ones are going to be surprisingly good based on the tangents and other artists he pulls in for background.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 March 2023 16:40 (two months ago) link

Yeah, same here!

I listened to the Oasis one, and it was ... OK. Oasis is innately funny, so there's that. But it's one where I made it through the whole thing (well, not much of the interview) without ever figuring out if Harvilla is at all a fan. Same thing with the New Radicals one, come to think of it. He just spends the whole time amusingly making fun of the group (however fair or good natured he may often be), but when he emerges on the other side I have no sense where he really stands. I'm not sure it matters, of course, just some cognitive dissonance on my end when he seems to have more affection for, say, Limp Bizkit than he does for an equally (or, more likely, less) shitty band. I listened to the Tool one, too, and he seemed to show some actual legit enthusiasm for the group, but right now it's an outlier among the ones I have heard.

I do like how each individual episodes sometimes seems to only glance at the state theme of the podcast, but taken as a whole they appear to be amounting to a good portrait of a period of time I remember well, even if I have no nostalgia for any of it, at least not in a "remember the '90s?" sense.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 16:47 (two months ago) link

The most reliable ones, imo, are the rap and rnb episodes. I don't think I've disliked any of those so far and moreover they tend to be peak eps for me (out of my recent listens, the DMX and Bone Thugs ones were both great), though I also find the whole project remarkably consistent so ymmv.

I liked the Oasis one, because I am embarrassed by my own brief but intense teenage love for them, so that tone worked. But that plus the Pulp one suggests he's maybe better off focusing on American music (Spice Girls ep wasn't bad though iirc?); all three of those were a little too focused on the UK music press. Compare to the Tori and Fiona Apple eps, where the (heinous) US media coverage is important but not quite as dominant in the analysis.

rob, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 17:04 (two months ago) link

I thought the Alice in Chains one was good. Definitely made me appreciate the band more than I ever have, and I thought Chuck Klosterman was a fine guest.

alpine static, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 17:05 (two months ago) link

I bet Bone Thugs one is great, got the Ohio connection! I think my problem is that the ones I have been looking forward to the most I have, ironically, been saving for later (like Missy, or Tori, NIN - more Ohio!, or Fiona, or Aaliyah, or Pearl Jam, or "Torn").

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 17:10 (two months ago) link

NIN was great, "Torn" was really good for the backstory and different versions (all the more so since I've never liked that song).

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 March 2023 17:18 (two months ago) link

"Macarena" also fun for backstory and tracking the versions.

got it in the blood, the kid's a pelican (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 22 March 2023 17:19 (two months ago) link

For sure, same for Whoomp! There It Is.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 March 2023 17:24 (two months ago) link

listened ages ago so memory may not be reliable but I enjoyed the guests on Billy Ray Cyrus and Brandy/Monica episodes v much - didn't see how he could get lots of mileage out of either song but they added a new dimension

verhexen, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 17:36 (two months ago) link

have only listened to a few of these but i highly recommend the one on "mind playin' tricks on me"

deadmauZedong (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 22 March 2023 17:46 (two months ago) link

xp yeah the guest for Billy Ray was really great

rob, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 18:34 (two months ago) link

I have actually found that I like the episodes more for songs I don't like very much compared to songs I do enjoy.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 22 March 2023 18:36 (two months ago) link

For sure, same for Whoomp! There It Is.

Yeah, using Whoomp to talk about the whole history of Miami bass and 2 Live Crew was really good and interesting.

I have actually found that I like the episodes more for songs I don't like very much compared to songs I do enjoy.

Same, that's why I haven't listened to the Missy, Aaliyah, etc. eps and I'll probably listen to Limp Bizkit before those.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 March 2023 18:51 (two months ago) link

fwiw, the Missy and Aaliyah episodes are both good.

my favorites for either Rob’s telling, the guest’s input, or both

Mary J Blige -Real Love
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Gin Blossoms -Hey Jealousy
Tom Petty - It’s Good To Be King
Hootie - Only Wanna Be w You
Erykah Badu - Tyrone
Bonnie Raitt - I can’t make you love me
Hole - Doll Parts

i’ve missed a bunch but these are the one’s immediately to mind

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 March 2023 19:41 (two months ago) link

I said upthread that I really liked the Sinead O'Connor and Tori Amos episodes, can't remember exactly why now though

nate woolls, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 19:57 (two months ago) link

And Alanis Morrisette

nate woolls, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 19:57 (two months ago) link

oh yes! Sinead & Tori both A++ episodes

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 March 2023 20:29 (two months ago) link

Tori Amos one was great (didn't listen to the interview).

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 March 2023 21:03 (two months ago) link

Fiona Apple one is even better, even liked some of the discussion.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 24 March 2023 20:14 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Whoa, what a way to come back (have not listened yet).

Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Wednesday, 17 May 2023 15:39 (one week ago) link

Wow. I figured he was saving Teen Spirit for the final run, but it worked out because it gave time for Courtney to become a "60 Songs" fan. Looking forward to listening!

So I'm about 20 minutes into the interview, and I'm finding it... rather hard to listen to, in the most literal sense. Love is talking a mile a minute but mumbling like Juliette Lewis on Yellowjackets, and her Skype connection from England isn't the greatest. Nothing really revelatory so far -- more of the conversation so far has been about Billy Corgan than Kurt Cobain -- I think I might have to bail on this one, and maybe I'll come back and listen to the rest in small doses.

The king of the demo (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 17 May 2023 22:15 (one week ago) link


The land of dreams and endless remorse (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 18 May 2023 03:51 (one week ago) link

I went into her interview with Marc Maron a short while ago with the best of intentions, but I lasted less than 10 minutes.

ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 18 May 2023 04:05 (one week ago) link

I started to slag her without listening earlier but deleted because I thought that seemed a little shitty. But I wonder if he tried to get Grohl and couldn't. I would much, much, much rather listen to him talk about the song than Courtney Love.

alpine static, Thursday, 18 May 2023 06:43 (one week ago) link

I've made it through a decent chunk of the interview, and I mean, Courtney's is Courtney, but, I mean, Courtney Love is a force of nature and national treasure, right? She's a walking study in demonology! I think it's a good interview. Rob did a decent job trying to keep from getting thrown off this bucking bronco of pontification. I wish he had pulled out his bass when Courtney was trying to get him to accompany her on the Smells Like Teen Spirit draft lyrics. He has made no secret on this podcast of being a bass player in a former life.

peace, man, Thursday, 18 May 2023 17:06 (one week ago) link

"You know that thing, imposter syndrome?"
"I've never had one day of it."

peace, man, Thursday, 18 May 2023 17:16 (one week ago) link

I would much, much, much rather listen to him talk about the song than Courtney Love.

Borrrrrrring. J/k but not really, I don't know that I've heard Grohl say anything especially interesting in all of his talking head appearances. I wasn't really bothered by rolling with Courtney's stream of consciousness in the WTF interview, at least with her you'll get some surprises.

Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Thursday, 18 May 2023 21:43 (one week ago) link

Incomprehensible. But in the end I’m reasonably glad I stuck with it. I found the endless namedropping and the pinball ricochet from topic to topic — often with no context at all — maddening, but by halfway through I was rolling with it, not trying to follow any of these little sidequests, taking them like random interruptions from a separate feed. I’ve never spent any time “with” Love, so this glimpse of her was sort of illuminating. I don’t 100% buy her re-framing of Kurt and her insistence that he never, ever told anyone the truth, but it adds a colour, a new layer of depth, to the mental image I have of that scene. I feel like Rob threaded the needle about as well as anyone could there — not 100% humouring her, but playing along just right, the goldilocks balance of respect and irreverence/skepticism.

And Rob’s essay/performance was, as always and maybe moreso, excellent.

The land of dreams and endless remorse (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 18 May 2023 21:56 (one week ago) link

xp: couldn't disagree more, but so be it!

I usually find Grohl to be interesting and authentic when I hear him speak, especially when he's telling stories from those times, talking about Kurt, admitting to ripping off funk drummers, etc.

Stream-of-consciousness, endless-namedropping, topic-ricocheting Courtney Love sounds like a nightmare to me.

I'll listen, though. Def wanna hear Rob's essay.

alpine static, Thursday, 18 May 2023 22:16 (one week ago) link

The only time I've heard Dave Grohl speak at length was on his episode of WTF which was - holy shit - over ten years ago now. I remember it being a good chat.

peace, man, Friday, 19 May 2023 00:20 (one week ago) link

He was good on one NPR show or another after his book came out, very engaging dude. I would definitely listen to him. But I love Courtney, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this even if it's a mess. (How could it not be a mess? That's her brand. But a smart mess.)

I'm really enjoying the first 20 mins so far and guessing the Wesley Willis and Daniel Johnston dives are more fun than 2 hours with Courtney.

billstevejim, Friday, 19 May 2023 14:59 (one week ago) link

It actually settles down and gets better in the last 45 min or so, with Courtney singing the unused lyrics to Teen Spirit, talking more directly about Kurt, etc.

Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Friday, 19 May 2023 21:27 (one week ago) link

Interview was a bit wild but absolutely worth it for that section. Asking Rob to play the guitar part and listening to him squirm was surreal and fantastic. Glad show is back.

Enumerated funks of Walsh, Joe. (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 19 May 2023 22:58 (one week ago) link

Here’s the thing:

With this Courtney conversation - and his lovely essay - for 2 hours and 45 minutes, Kurt was alive. He wasn’t past tense, he wasn’t in pain, he wasn’t od’ing. Rob & Courtney kept him alive as a songwriter, as her then-boyfriend, as a person and not a myth and for me it was fucking magic. It made me happy.

Think whatever you want about Courtney but she understood the assignment and I love her for it. And I don’t think she does that with just anyone. I think Rob being genuine & open & unjudgemental made that possible.

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 May 2023 04:56 (one week ago) link

the eurypides medea NYT bit was v funny

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 May 2023 05:14 (one week ago) link

oh and her brief Jeremy cover lol

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 May 2023 05:33 (one week ago) link

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