Jamila Rowser is a creator, cosplayer, and hustler. She’s a big fan of OutKast’s SpottieOttieDopaliscious, a seven-minute epic charting two journeys from boyhood to manhood. It’s a real funky song, and Jamila brings a vital perspective.
Dana’s about to turn thirty and feeling it! Luckily, Hayley Williams and Paramore are here to help her through it. We talk about emotional resonance, growing into a band, and the disconcerting and cool “Caught In The Middle” by Paramore.
Pedro Tejeda is a Queens cat, and he grew up with a strong appreciation for New York rap. Noreaga’s classic cut Banned From TV features some of the illest lyricists of their day, a hot beat, and at least a dozen unforgettable bars.
Leila del Duca draws comics for a living, and when she needs a break from our traumatic political situation right now, she goes to “The Chariot,” by The Cat Empire, a song about finding new ways to fight and making sure you have a good time.
Morgan Jeske, comics artist, is fascinated by several aspects of “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by The Talking Heads. It’s composed of non-sequiturs, but the resulting openness makes the song intensely relatable. Let’s dig in.