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Lucius at Knitting Factory Brooklyn (photo: Eric Corpus)

Ever since seeing Lucius open for The Lone Bellow a few months back, I’ve been hooked on their ’60s-flavored indie pop. They have a self-titled EP out, with a full album coming hopefully later in the year. You can read more about the band in this feature I wrote for Brewing Culture.

“Don’t Just Sit There,” with its syrup sweet melody and harmonies, has gotten cozy in my head for the last 3 months.

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This video was shot in 2007 and then posted in 2010, but it’s going viral just now. In it, two-year-old Penelope sings Pearl Jam’s “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town.” I bought that CD, Vs., from Wal-Mart the day it came out in 1993, and I still don’t know the words!

Props to li’l Penelope for matching Eddie Vedder line by line. And +10 Cool Points to her family for playing good music in the car. Continue reading

le-taylor-tree-of-life-cover-300Five years ago, we featured the first ever guest post on AWSC?, a humorous and moving piece by our blog friend Lauren. The post was called “Musings from the brink,” where she talked about being on the precipice of big change and the anxiety and faith at play in such a moment. She also coined our nickname Cool ‘Rents, which I proudly use to this day.  Continue reading