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Still Waiting To Find “My Place” On Ryan Adams’ “Honor Role”


First X, then Cocteau Twins, and uncannily enough, Wavves, right as I was coming around to them. Only minutes after I accept Jon Fine’s recommendation from the final chapter of Your Band Sucks and listen to Honor Role’s It Bled Like a Stuck Pig for the first time, Ryan tweets a link to an Honor Role song. I have trouble recognizing our shared post-punk appreciation as anything other than kismet expressing itself on a weekly basis under 140 characters (it’s not within everybody’s capacity to prize a line like, “He thinks he lives in the age of love/ He doesn’t know the eagles fucked the dove”). After years of exchanged favorites, I think I’m finally ready to pop the question: will you, Ryan, start a collaborative Spotify playlist with me?

November 26, 2015

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Gauraa Shekhar Gauraa is a freelance writer who divides her time between New York, Jakarta and Mumbai. She founded The Sympathizer because she was sick of having editors reprimand her for ending sentences with prepositions and charging songs guilty of being "as contagious as cholera in a sewer pipe." She is currently working on her first book.

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