Song that hits you out of nowhere: Okkervil River’s “Pink Slips”

Nine years down in Texas

With sluts of both sexes

Liars, lumps, and drug addicts, and drunks

I love my friends

Oddly beautiful. Also, the entire song contains deep allegorical references to the career of Kevin Costner:

Read this for more context, but otherwise just listen to the song. I don’t know a ton about music so I rarely, if ever, post on the topic — but this was a cool sound and narrative arc within the song.

Ted Bauer