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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

I’ll Bet You Money That the Song Was “This Year”

| July 17, 2011

Ben turned around and offered me his fist. I punched it softly, even though I hated that greeting. “Q!” he shouted over the music. “How good does this feel?” And I knew exactly what Ben meant: he meant listening to the the Mountain Goats with your friends in a car that runs on a Wednesday […]

Mountain Goats’ “Life of the World to Come” Video on Pitchfork

| June 19, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Director Rian Johnson‘s beautifully understated short documentary film The Life of the World to Come is streaming this week only at Pitchfork TV. Set on a bare stage in the auditorium of Pomona College, the film records a performance by John Darnielle of all the tracks of the most recent album of […]

The Mountain Goats John Darnielle on Faith Communities, Music and Religion

| October 9, 2009

I like being around [faith communities, churches]. I like being able to catch some of the energy, whatever I can or can’t believe. I think there’s something to be said for it. Despite the fact that most Christian denominations, politically, are about twenty million miles from where I want to be. ….If you’re into music, […]

My Contribution to Swine Flu Panic

| May 11, 2009

…really just an excuse to try out a new tool I’m using called Animoto: That’s some of our grandkids on the recent Piedmont Farm Tour here in central North Carolina. Music fromWe Shall All Be Healed by The Mountain Goats.

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