Smog over New York, 1966: Around Thanksgiving, smog swept into the city, prompting a flurry of articles, dramatic front page pictures and emergency alerts in several states. Though hospitals reported that no one was immediately injured by the smog, the long-term effects were cited as a concern, and Mayor John V. Lindsay — back in City Hall after a Bermuda vacation — discussed a plan to require buildings to dispose of garbage by means other than incinerators. Would rents increase as a result? “I can’t say for sure. There’s a problem,” the mayor said. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times
The glorious Spider Bags play their excellent new record Frozen Letter in full. See them at DC9 this Thursday night.
King Tuff - “Black Moon Spell”
Every musician sucks at first. With anything you do, whatever your passion is, whether it’s artistic, or you’re a craftsman, whatever you do, you just have to stick with it no matter what. You can really do anything you want, but it takes time, and you just gotta be patient and stick with it. But some people don’t have the patience for it.
John Prine - “Sam Stone”
This song never fails to devastate, but the fragility of this live version is particularly wrenching.