Very excited that Luke’s book is a contender for ABofTM! Finalists announced in January…

IWYWH cover

AGYU Artists’ Book of the Moment – Luke Strosnider I Wish You Where Here.

Title credit: Pavement, Here


Whenever this comes on my stereo, no matter what status my life is currently floating around (good/bad/happy/sad/uncomfortable/stressed/etc), I turn it up and feel all chest-puffy awesome, kickassish and empowered. Thank you, Sharon Jones. And thank you to all those who I sing this to in my head. A good life story needs both villains and allies.

Title credit: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Better Things

Luke's Jason Molina lamp polaroid

Jason Molina’s lamp, Luke Strosnider

Rarely does news of an artist’s death bring tears to my eyes, but the very simple “R.I.P. Jason Molina” on a facebook friend’s wall had that effect on me this morning.

He was a fucking amazing songwriter, and it is sad as shit that he is no longer in the world.

That’s all.

Read this: Jason Molina’s lamp, by Luke Strosnider

And this: Henry at Chunklet’s obituary

And this: Pitchfork’s R.I.P. Jason Molina

And listen to this: Trials & Errors

And try not to cry.


No song titles to credit in the title today – too many apply.

Happy February 14th to all my favourite sad bastards!

Remember when you heard Casiotone for the Painfully Alone for the first time and went “ohhhh…. that’s exACTly what it felt like when I had that crush on ____.”? Well, Owen (of CFTPA) is still making music, and it is…. fucking awesome! Come see him at THE ANNEX LIVE in Toronto on Saturday night and remind yourself how beautiful sad stuff really is.

Details here:

Thank you, INDIE MACHINE for making this happen.

Advance Base – “Summer Music” (OFFICIAL VIDEO) – YouTube.

Title credit: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, I love you Creedence