Bryan Lee O’Malley’s ‘Seconds’ Mulls Life Choices, Parallel Universes

Once, years back, when I was living in D.C., I walked out of a movie theater, and instead of heading home, I decided on a whim to go stop by a bookstore. It was a bookstore that I rarely ever went to, one sorta out of my way — and so I took a train I rarely ride on. When I got to my stop, I literally — physically — bumped into an old friend of my sister’s while getting off the train. This occasionally can happen, sure, but in this case, she did not live in D.C. at the time. Yet in that moment, she not only happened to be in town, but apparently in the same metro station, and entering the same train car I was exiting. At the exact same time. Weird.

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Reblogging: Another NPR Link Update

It’s been awhile since I had my last link dump of articles and videos and projects posted over at NPR Music and So here goes.

Reviews and Blog Posts:

— First Listen: Superchunk, ‘Majesty Shredding’

— First Listen: Blonde Redhead, ‘Penny Sparkle’

— First Listen: Jesca Hoop, ‘Hunting My Dress’

— All Songs Considered blog: How ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Rocks Out On Both Page And Screen

— Song of the Day: Lower Dens: A Blissful Swarm Of Feedback

Video work:

Ana Tijoux: Tiny Desk Concert (filmed and edited)

Brian Courtney Wilson: Tiny Desk Concert (filmed and edited)

Lawrence Arabia: Tiny Desk Concert (filmed)

Peter Wolf Crier: Tiny Desk Concert (edited)

Frazey Ford: Tiny Desk Concert (filmed)

Mavis Staples: Tiny Desk Concert (filmed)

The Holmes Brothers: Tiny Desk Concert (edited)

Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain: Tiny Desk Concert (filmed)

Villagers: Tiny Desk Concert (filmed and edited)

Oh yeah, and be sure to check out the new podcast I’m producing alongside NPR’s arts and entertainment blog Monkey See. It’s called Pop Culture Happy Hour and features Linda Holmes, Trey Graham, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon discussing all things television, movies, comics, books.

Here’s the most recent one:

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Emmys, ‘Runway,’ And General Misanthropy