Birch Bark has been going strong for 7 issues now, and I wanted to share another issue here to give everyone a better idea of what it entails since it's changed style a bit since launching in February. Head on over here if you'd like to see this in your inbox every Friday morning!
Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa
This album is pop excellence! Don't Start Now, Cool, and Levitating are on a hard repeat for me right now.
Saint Cloud - Waxahatchee
I'd never heard of Waxahatchee before, but after this record she is permanently on my radar. I get sort of Kacey Musgraves vibes from this, if that helps you get an idea of if you want to listen to this or not.
I've only seen 18 of these, and most of them are the newer ones, but this list was a nice reminder than indies can be so successful that we forget they were indies in the first place.
Almost all of these cars find a new and interesting way to be ugly.
I never left RSS, even when all the cool kids were getting their news from Twitter (I think I won the long game on that one), and this article is a good primer on getting back into it in 2020. Only omission is that they didn't mention Inoreader, my favorite web reader and sync service.
I love hearing (reading) everything Bill Gates has to say these days. He's incredibly sharp, and communicates extremely well. Oh, and the advice in here is good too!
This dad is a good sport.
This graph of IMDB ratings for tons of TV shows is fascinating. The Game of Thrones one is particularly distinctive.