Share your work–v. 1: Lucius

Thanks for checking out my blog. I really dig Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work, so I’ll offer here a ongoing series of my prose and edits in the coming weeks. A found-object spirit informs this page, as I find prose on the web and, well, imagine it could be otherwise.

Here’s some good news, kids! Lucius’s forthcoming album NUDES drops on 2 March. Woo-hoo! I can hardly wait to hear their interpretation Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line.” The only advance single I can find is this lovingly understated version of their track “Until We Get There.”

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Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, or vice versa, of Lucius.

At ilovelucius.com, here’s the band’s statement about NUDES:

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Here’s my hot take on this bit:

We love performing live. Whether we’re onstage at a single microphone, in the center of the crowd, or in tiny, unexpected rooms around the world, we have over the years stripped things bare to create intimate bonds with you, our fans. These connections provided the inspiration for NUDES, our forthcoming album. In two beautiful days at New York’s legendary Electric Lady Studios, we recorded a collection of acoustic songs: some are old, some are new, and some are covers we’ve always wanted to do. NUDES pays homage to our inspirations … and heralds the inspiration still to come.

What do you think?

I, too, love Lucius, and recommend you check them out if you’re in one of the lucky cities listed here.  I saw them back in March 2016, and the band was absolutely amazing.

Cheers!

 

Favorite prose, v. 1–Moshin Hamid

Thanks for checking out my blog at Cadence!

My writing life is dedicated almost exclusively to nonfiction. I manage a few social media accounts, edit marketing materials, and I write grant proposals and copy for websites. Still, I try to keep up with contemporary fiction, and this past year I secured a great bounty of recent titles. Here’s one of the many dazzling bits from Moshin Hamid’s Exit West, A Booker Prize short lister, in case you’re into that sort of thing.

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I just love a well-executed, single-sentence paragraph.

I’m happy to be back in the blog-posting rhythm following a long hiatus from my book blog, for Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of The Clash. If you’re a devotee of punk and post-punk, click on the first link above, and the tag “(post) punk gem.” Enjoy! And do be in touch, for work or just to say “hi”!