The Weekly Town Crier

January 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

So, in an age long, long ago, I used to do a weekly post called “The Weekly Town Crier” where I would offer a round-up of things I found interesting throughout the week (it looks like the last time I did one was December 02, 2011). You might call it a “link dump,” but dumps are for garbage and these are not garbage, they are things that, for one reason or another interested me.

Maybe we should give it another go? I’m not making any promises about the regularity or irregularity of any future posts, but maybe it’s something we should consider in 2013? What do you think? Anyways, here are things I found interesting. You might like them. You might not. I’m OK either way.

Browse Buzzfeed’s list of “25 Reasons Beards Change Everything.”

Stream the debut album from The Lone Bellow (due out 01/22/13) at NPR Music.

Come to The Habañero Collective‘s first house show of 2013 featuring Karla Adolphe and Ree Boado. Also, please be sure to “like” us on FB and check our “events” page there to keep track of all the house show goodness. We’ve got some good ones coming up!

Browse Large Hearted Boy’s master list of 2012 “best of” lists.

Read as the New York Times considers 2012 in terms of album sales.

Read as Justin Taylor profiles Thomas R. Schreiner’s upcoming biblical theology: King in His Beauty, The: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments.

Read about Sony releasing a very limited 86-track rarities collection from Bob Dylan, but only 100 copies were released and in Europe.

Browse Seth McBee’s helpful “napkin theology” post.

Read Consequence of Sound’s 2013 Coachella speculation.

Listen to a “sea shanty” from Keith Richards and Tom Waits.

Browse (and even download some) great live sessions at The Wild Honey Pie.

Browse Paste’s list of 25 albums they’re looking forward to in 2013. What do you think of their list?

Vote for the Best Craft Beer of 2012.

Read/Listen as NPR considers the “food legacy” of Elvis Presley.

Browse this list of the weirdest musical collaborations of 2012.

Read as Stereogum ranks albums by The Smiths from worst to best. What do you think of their order?

Read this piece considering why we read books the way we do (ht: largeheartedboy).

Read as Johnny Marr talks to The Guardian about The Smiths, Morrissey and his upcoming solo album.

Stream The Huffington Post’s ”Playlist For A Hipster Wedding.”

Read as PopMatters tries to pick the 15 best songs by Tom Waits. What do you think of their choices?

Browse this list of music documentaries to see in 2013.

Download a live 1973 performance by Townes Van Zandt at Aquarium Drunkard.

See Andy Warhol at a WWF professional wrestling event.

Read and Read about the controversy surrounding Louie Giglio and the Presidential Inauguration.

Read why J.I. Packer thinks adoption is a greater blessing than justification.

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